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Blomgren, Maria
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Blomgren, M. (2019). Att leda i en komplex ­organisation – Utmaningar och nya perspektiv för chefer i offentlig verksamhet [Review]. Organisation och samhälle (2), 25-26
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att leda i en komplex ­organisation – Utmaningar och nya perspektiv för chefer i offentlig verksamhet
2019 (Swedish)In: Organisation och samhälle, ISSN 2001-9114, no 2, p. 25-26Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2019
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-394905 (URN)
Available from: 2019-10-10 Created: 2019-10-10 Last updated: 2019-10-10
Blomgren, M. (2019). Att styra professionella organisationer med konkurrens - vilka är utmaningarna?. Organisation och samhälle, 44-49
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att styra professionella organisationer med konkurrens - vilka är utmaningarna?
2019 (Swedish)In: Organisation och samhälle, ISSN 2001-9114, p. 44-49Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2019
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-394899 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1721
Available from: 2019-10-10 Created: 2019-10-10 Last updated: 2019-10-10
Waks, C. & Blomgren, M. (2019). Institutional Maintenance Work as a Response to the Introduction of Inspections in Swedish Schools 2003-2008. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration (1), 3-22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Institutional Maintenance Work as a Response to the Introduction of Inspections in Swedish Schools 2003-2008
2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2001-7405, E-ISSN 2001-7413, no 1, p. 3-22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: , 2019
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-394902 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2019-10-10 Created: 2019-10-10 Last updated: 2019-10-10
Arora-Jonsson, S., Blomgren, M., Forssell, A. & Waks, C. (2018). Att styra organisationer med konkurrens (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att styra organisationer med konkurrens
2018 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Konkurrens är en viktig och vitt spridd styrform i dagens samhälle. Tillhandahållandet av allt från dagligvaror och bilar till sjukvård, skola och tv-program styrs i allt högre grad genom att utförare får konkurrera med varandra. Konkurrens har blivit en så vanlig styrform att den ofta ses som ett ”naturligt tillstånd”, som om det inte finns några alternativ.

Huvudbudskapet i denna bok är att konkurrens inte är ett naturligt tillstånd. Konkurrens behöver oftast beslutas och organiseras fram, vilket innebär att saker och ting ofta behöver ändras för att det ska kunna bli konkurrens. Författarna beskriver hur konkurrens faktiskt fungerar, varför konkurrens införs, hur konkurrens skiljer sig från andra mer välkända styrformer och vilka resultat man kan vänta sig vid införandet av konkurrens som styrform. Till exempel förklaras varför konkurrens ofta leder till mer av samma i stället för ökad variation, och hur professioner som läkare och lärare påverkas av att konkurrera.

Exemplen i boken kommer framför allt från offentlig sektor, men principerna fungerar lika väl för andra sektorer. Författarna menar att detta är värdefull kunskap för alla som är chefer, medarbetare eller kunder i organisationer som har konkurrensutsatts – vilket inbegriper de flesta i vårt samhälle.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018. p. 175 Edition: 1
Keywords
Konkurrens, organisation, offentlig sektor, skola
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-365737 (URN)978-91-44-12601-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1721
Available from: 2018-11-13 Created: 2018-11-13 Last updated: 2019-01-31Bibliographically approved
Weinryb, N., Blomgren, M. & Wedlin, L. (2018). Rationalizing Science: A comparative study of Public, Industry and Nonprofit Research Funders. Minerva, 56, 405-429
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rationalizing Science: A comparative study of Public, Industry and Nonprofit Research Funders
2018 (English)In: Minerva, ISSN 0026-4695, E-ISSN 1573-1871, Vol. 56, p. 405-429Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the context of more and more project-based research funding, commercialization and economic growth have increasingly become rationalized concepts that are used to demonstrate the centrality of science for societal development and prosperity. Following the world society tradition of organizational institutionalism, this paper probes the potential limits of the spread of such rationalized concepts among different types of research funders. Our comparative approach is particularly designed to study the role and position of nonprofit research funders (NPF), a comparison that is relevant as NPF could potentially be shielded from such rationalized pressures given their lack of profit gaining motives. By making a qualitative interview-based investigation we are able to describe how research funders rationalize their contributions to society at large, as well as their obligations to the researchers they fund. Four types of research funders are comparedindependently wealthy philanthropists, fundraising dependent nonprofits, public agencies, and industry. We find that NPF, and especially philanthropists, are the least commercially geared type of funder, but that philanthropists also express least obligations to researchers funded. This is in sharp contrast to public research funders who, even more than industry, employ commercially geared rationalizations. We also find that both public and corporate funders express obligations to the researchers they fund. Our results indicate that there are limits to the spread of commercially tinted rationalizations among NPF, but that this does not necessarily mean an increased sense of obligations to the researchers funded, and by extension to the integrity of scientific pursuit.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2018
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-350001 (URN)10.1007/s11024-018-9352-6 (DOI)000449931500001 ()
Available from: 2018-05-02 Created: 2018-05-02 Last updated: 2018-12-19Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, M., Hedmo, T. & Waks, C. (2016). Being Special in an Ordinary Way: Swedish Hospitals’ Strategic Web Communication. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 10(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being Special in an Ordinary Way: Swedish Hospitals’ Strategic Web Communication
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Strategic Communication, ISSN 1553-118X, E-ISSN 1553-1198, Vol. 10, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302051 (URN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-08-29 Created: 2016-08-29 Last updated: 2017-11-21
Blomgren, M. & Waks, C. (2015). Coping with contraditions: hybrid professionals managing institutional complexity. Journal of Professions and Organization, 2(1), 78-102
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coping with contraditions: hybrid professionals managing institutional complexity
2015 (English)In: Journal of Professions and Organization, ISSN 2051-8803, E-ISSN 2051-8811, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 78-102Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with how organizations cope with institutional complexity. By applying theories of translation, we follow the lead of those arguing that attention has to be given to the microprocesses of institutional complexity. Thus far, empirical studies focusing on such processes have been rare. Among those studies undertaken, analyses of structures and practices have dominated while analyses of the interpretations and construction of meaning of involved actors have been neglected. We thus undertook an empirical study of the introduction of a national report on quality comparisons in health care. This report contained four conflicting institutional logics—a democratic logic, a professional logic, a managerial logic, and a market logic. We investigated the conflicts between these logics and how the conflicts were managed. The findings of the study contribute to institutional theory by suggesting that a new type of soft actor—the hybrid professional—is likely to be influential in organizations characterized by institutional complexity. The reason for this is found in the character and work of the hybrid professionals, where an important part of their work was to construct problems and solutions that aligned with all the logics at play.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
Keywords
hybrid professionals, institutional complexity, health care, institutional logics, translation
National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242945 (URN)10.1093/jpo/jou010 (DOI)
Projects
Kommunicerande sjukhus: Utbredning, utformning och konsekvenser av "strategisk kommunikation" inom svensk hälso- och sjukvård
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P2009-0075:1
Available from: 2015-02-03 Created: 2015-02-03 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, M., Hedmo, T. & Waks, C. (2014). Struggles behind the scenes: Reputation managment in Swedish hospitals. In: Arild Waeraas & Moshe Maor (Ed.), Organizational Reputation in the Public Sector: (pp. 163-184). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Struggles behind the scenes: Reputation managment in Swedish hospitals
2014 (English)In: Organizational Reputation in the Public Sector / [ed] Arild Waeraas & Moshe Maor, Routledge, 2014, p. 163-184Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2014
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242952 (URN)2-s2.0-84942325696 (Scopus ID)9780415729772 (ISBN)9781317913849 (ISBN)
Projects
Kommunicerande sjukhus: Utbredning, utformning och konsekvenser av "strategisk kommunikation" inom svensk hälso- och sjukvård
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P2009-0075:1
Available from: 2015-02-03 Created: 2015-02-03 Last updated: 2016-11-24Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, M. & Waks, C. (2011). Öppna jämförelser inom hälso- och sjukvården: En utmaning mot den professionella byråkratin?. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 17(4), 95-108
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Öppna jämförelser inom hälso- och sjukvården: En utmaning mot den professionella byråkratin?
2011 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 95-108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Rankningar och öppna kvalitetsredovisningar har blivit ett allt vanligare styrmedel inom såväl offentlig som privat sektor. I fokus för artikeln ligger Öppna jämförelser - ett nationellt system för öppna kvalitetsjämförelser i hälso- och sjukvården. Vi har studerat hur Öppna jämförelser har använts i styrningen i tre landsting och en region i Sverige och vad det har för konsekvenser för den professionella byråkratin som organisationsform samt för villkoren för professionellt yrkesutövande.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Arbetsvetenskap vid Karlstads universitet & Arbetsvetenskap vid Göteborgs universitet, 2011
Keywords
Profession, professionell byråkrati, styrning, Öppna jämförelser
National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-164608 (URN)
Available from: 2011-12-21 Created: 2011-12-21 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, M. & Waks, C. (2010). Ett nytt tänk: öppna jämförelser i hälso- och sjukvårdens ledning, styrning och kvalitetsarbete. Stockholm: Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ett nytt tänk: öppna jämförelser i hälso- och sjukvårdens ledning, styrning och kvalitetsarbete
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting, 2010. p. 71
National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-129649 (URN)978-91-7164-555-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-08-20 Created: 2010-08-20 Last updated: 2015-02-06Bibliographically approved
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