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Holmberg, A. & Alvinius, A. (2024). Organizational resistance through organizing principles: the case of gender equality in the military. Gender in Management, 39(3), 313-327
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Organizational resistance through organizing principles: the case of gender equality in the military
2024 (engelsk)Inngår i: Gender in Management, ISSN 1754-2413, E-ISSN 1754-2421, Vol. 39, nr 3, s. 313-327Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – Previous studies show that the implementation of gender equality encounters resistance in military organizations, but it is often invisible or seen as confined to anonymous structures or troubled individuals. This paper aims to show how the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) use organizational principles to resist implementing gender equality measures.

Design/methodology/approach – The study is a qualitative analysis of discursive strategies in the SAF’s 2013–2018 annual reports to government.

Findings – The organizing principles of instrumentality and distance, while existing in parallel with gender equality efforts, actually pursue logics that prevents the SAF from implementing gender equality. The principle of instrumentality in this context means that gender equality in the SAF is of secondary interest to organizational members. The principle of distancing from the problem includes strategies that alienate female from male officers.

Originality/value – The contribution of this paper is the finding that the use of organizing principles represents conscious organizational resistance to go gender equality efforts. This kind of use needs to be revealed and criticized to change military organizations.

Emneord
Organizational resistance, Discursive strategies, Gender equality, Organizing principle, Military organization
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Statsvetenskap; Ledarskap och ledning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11732 (URN)10.1108/GM-05-2022-0180 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2023-08-07 Laget: 2023-08-07 Sist oppdatert: 2024-03-14bibliografisk kontrollert
Bäckström, D. & Alvinius, A. (2024). Physicians’ challenges when working in the prehospital environment: a qualitative study using grounded theory. International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(1), Article ID 28.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Physicians’ challenges when working in the prehospital environment: a qualitative study using grounded theory
2024 (engelsk)Inngår i: International Journal of Emergency Medicine, ISSN 1865-1372, E-ISSN 1865-1380, Vol. 17, nr 1, artikkel-id 28Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

In the rapid development in prehospital medicine the awareness of the many challenges in prehospital care is important as it highlights which areas need improvement and where special attention during education and training should be focused. The purpose of this study is to identify challenges that physicians face when working in the prehospital environment. The research question is thus; what challenges do physicians face when working in prehospital care?

Method

This is a qualitative study with an inductive approach and is based on individual interviews. The interviews were analyzed using the Classic Grounded Theory (GT) method as an approach. The interviews were conducted as semi-structured interviews via the digital platform Zoom during winter / early spring 2022.

Results

Challenges for prehospital physicians can be understood as a process that involves a balancing act between different factors linked to the extreme environment in which they operate. This environment creates unique challenges not usually encountered in routine hospital practice, which results in trade-offs that they would not otherwise be faced with. Their individual situation needs to be balanced against organizational conditions, which means, among other things, that their medical decisions must be made based on limited information as a result of the constraints that exist in the prehospital environment. They must, both as individuals and as part of a team, maneuver in time and space for decision-making and practical tasks. This theory of balancing different entities is based on four themes; thus the theory is the relation between the four themes: leadership, environment, emotion management and organization.

Conclusions

With the help of previous studies and what we have found, it is reasonable to review what training is needed before starting to work prehospital as a physician. This should include components of the themes we have described: organization, environment, leadership and emotional management.

Emneord
Physicians’ challenges, prehospital environment, emotions, leadership
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Ledarskap och ledning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-12310 (URN)10.1186/s12245-024-00599-0 (DOI)
Forskningsfinansiär
Linköpings universitet
Tilgjengelig fra: 2024-03-14 Laget: 2024-03-14 Sist oppdatert: 2024-03-14bibliografisk kontrollert
Alvinius, A. & Holmberg, A. (2023). Blaming and shaming in the shadow structure: individual resistance towards genderequality work as expressions of social conflict. Feminist Media Studies, 23(1), 83-100
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Blaming and shaming in the shadow structure: individual resistance towards genderequality work as expressions of social conflict
2023 (engelsk)Inngår i: Feminist Media Studies, ISSN 1468-0777, E-ISSN 1471-5902, Vol. 23, nr 1, s. 83-100Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores individual resistance related to a military organization’s gender equality work as expressed in online contexts. Resistance is explained as expressions of wider social conflicts, grounded in experiences of threats towards military masculinities, challenged by societal and political transformation processes perceived as feminine. The data consists of defence-related blogs and comments. A thematic analysis finds that individual resistance can be understood as blaming and shaming strategies. Five sub-themes are identified: blaming the “feminised” organization, blaming and shaming women’s abilities to serve, individualisation of structural problems, verbal violence and violations, and objectification of men working with and supporting gender equality initiatives. The analysis exemplifies how social conflict is transferred to organizations through individual resistance. As gender equality policies are questioned, organizations need to confront resistance also within the online context.

Emneord
individual resistance, gender equality, military, shadow structure, online context
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10293 (URN)10.1080/14680777.2021.1973062 (DOI)000695973400001 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2021-09-15 Laget: 2021-09-15 Sist oppdatert: 2023-06-20bibliografisk kontrollert
Alvinius, A. & Holmberg, A. (2023). External, non-governmental resistance in relation to interstate war: an analytical framework. European Security, 1-19
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>External, non-governmental resistance in relation to interstate war: an analytical framework
2023 (engelsk)Inngår i: European Security, ISSN 0966-2839, E-ISSN 1746-1545, s. 1-19Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The Russian war against Ukraine in February 2022, unleashed an unprecedented wave of non-governmental, external resistance directed against Russia. In many ways, previous literature on war and resistance does not capture the characteristics of this phenomenon. Besides noting the presence of civilian war protests outside of the warzone, most research has focused on internal resistance during war. In this article, we draw on a wider array of resistance literature and present an analytical framework that allows us to capture the broad elements of non-governmental, external resistance during war – including the power-resistance nexus at work. The analytical framework sorts the various kinds of resisters, it categorises the form of resistance and the targets pursued. The usefulness of the analytical framework is demonstrated through an exploration of empirical examples and illustrations drawn from media reports gathered during the first 10 days of the war in Ukraine. It is concluded that new analytical tools are necessary in order to capture non-governmental, external resistance during war as it is waged in Europe in the 2020s.

Emneord
Ukraine; Russian occupation; non-governmental external resistance; analytical framework; power-resistance nexus
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Ledarskap och ledning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-12099 (URN)10.1080/09662839.2023.2284747 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2024-01-04 Laget: 2024-01-04 Sist oppdatert: 2024-01-05
Holmberg, A., Holmberg, M. & Alvinius, A. (2023). Människans sociala relationer med djur: En utmaning för totalförsvaret?. Sociologisk forskning, 59(4)
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Människans sociala relationer med djur: En utmaning för totalförsvaret?
2023 (svensk)Inngår i: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, E-ISSN 2002-066X, Vol. 59, nr 4Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [sv]

Kriget i Ukraina har redan fått många återverkningar, även i samhällen som inte direkt skakas av de fruktansvärda krigshandlingarna. I traditionella och sociala medier funderar människor kring vad som skulle hända om det blev krig i Sverige och hur detta skulle påverka vår vardag och våra relationer. En ofta förbisedd fråga i detta sammanhang är relationen mellan människor och djur. I denna artikel diskuteras hur totalförsvaret som samhällsorganisation och verksamhet kan utmanas av 2020-talets normer om förhållandet mellan människor och djur och djurs status som säkerhetssubjekt. Mot bakgrund av den traditionella totalförsvarstanken presenterar vi ett antal områden där djurens relationer med människor kan tänkas väcka frågor och komma i konflikt med delar av totalförsvaret: synen på säkerhet, juridiken i kris och krig samt utvecklingen av den sociala relationen mellan människor och djur. Artikeln avslutas med tankar kring hur ett totalförsvar som inkluderar djur skulle kunna se ut samt kring hur dagens totalförsvar i så fall skulle behöva förändras.

Emneord
försvarspolitik, totalförsvar, djur, människa-djur studier, Ukraina
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Statsvetenskap; Ledarskap och ledning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11480 (URN)10.37062/sf.59.24243 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2023-03-10 Laget: 2023-03-10 Sist oppdatert: 2023-06-09bibliografisk kontrollert
Alvinius, A., Nilsson, S., Sjölén, C. & Larsson, G. (2023). Organizational Changes and their Presumptive Effect on the Military Families. Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, 6(1), 225-238
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Organizational Changes and their Presumptive Effect on the Military Families
2023 (engelsk)Inngår i: Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, ISSN 2596-3856, Vol. 6, nr 1, s. 225-238Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the role of work-life balance in a recent relocation decision made by the Swedish Armed Forces. Applying the “What is the problem represented to be?” (WPR) discourse analysis method to documents concerning budget submissions over a five-year period (2020–2024) and a relocation decision from 2017, this study identifies a common focus on the reduction of organizational vulnerability. The way the problem of organizational vulnerability is presented, however, neglects considerations of employees’ work-life balance and serves to make effects of organizational changes at the individual level invisible. Founded on a social constructivist perspective, the study therefore argues that this neglect of work-life balance in official discourse on organizational change may be counterproductive to the proposed aim of a reduction in organizational vulnerability.

Emneord
organizational change; budget submission; relocation; decision-making; military families; Carol Bacchi; WPR method
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Ledarskap och ledning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-12097 (URN)10.31374/sjms.188 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2024-01-04 Laget: 2024-01-04 Sist oppdatert: 2024-01-08bibliografisk kontrollert
Larsson, G., Alvinius, A., Bakken, B. & Hoerem, T. (2023). Social psychological aspects of inter-organizational collaboration in a total defense context: a literature review. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 31(3), 693-709
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Social psychological aspects of inter-organizational collaboration in a total defense context: a literature review
2023 (engelsk)Inngår i: International Journal of Organizational Analysis, ISSN 1934-8835, E-ISSN 1758-8561, Vol. 31, nr 3, s. 693-709Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

This paper aims to systematically review the extant research on social psychological aspects of civil-military inter-organizational collaboration, particularly in a total defense context.

Design/methodology/approach

A systematic scoping studies review was performed. Peer-reviewed articles were searched in PsycInfo and Sociological Abstracts. Inclusion criteria were met by 25 articles.

Findings

Four higher-order categories with underpinning categories were derived in the analysis. They were modeled as follows: antecedent conditions affect, informal processes and practical efforts, which, in turn, affect inter-organizational trust and collaboration. These higher-order categories are all influenced by formal organizational aspects and the society in which they are found.

Research limitations/implications

The existing literature covering the chosen study focus is limited. Further studies are needed and the presented model can serve as a road map. Practical implications A series of questions derived from the categories of the model is presented. The questions are included as a tool for practical reflection for collaborating actors in common education, training or exercise settings or in after-action reviews.

Originality/value

The focus on social psychological aspects of civil-military inter-organizational collaboration, particularly in a total defense context, is new. The suggested relationship between superior themes adds knowledge to a research field dominated by sociological and political science approaches.

Emneord
civil-military, inter-organizational collaboration, total defense, leadership, social psychological, scoping review
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Ledarskap och ledning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10357 (URN)10.1108/IJOA-02-2021-2626 (DOI)000686571900001 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2021-10-07 Laget: 2021-10-07 Sist oppdatert: 2023-08-15bibliografisk kontrollert
Alvinius, A., Borglund, A. & Larsson, G. (2023). Tematisk analys: Din handbok till fascinerande vetenskap. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Tematisk analys: Din handbok till fascinerande vetenskap
2023 (svensk)Bok (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [sv]

Vill du använda dig av tematisk analys i din forskning eller uppsats, men vet inte riktigt hur det går till? Här får du hjälp – hands-on! Tematisk analys är en av de mest använda metoderna vid analys av data som genereras från intervjuer, litteratur och officiella dokument. Men trots att metoden är så populär har det hittills saknats en lärobok på svenska som särskilt fokuserar på den tematiska analysens olika steg. Den här boken behandlar alla delar vid undersökningar och uppsatsskrivande som tar sin utgångspunkt i tematisk analys, och på så sätt kompletterar den mer generella metodböcker. Den fungerar också som stöd för lärare vid handledning av examensarbeten på alla nivåer. Boken är av praktisk karaktär och innehåller ett stort antal illustrerande exempel och steg-för-steg-instruktioner.

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Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023. s. 136
Emneord
tematisk analys, kvalitativ metod, självständigt arbete, kvalitativ forskning
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Ledarskap och ledning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-12098 (URN)9789144151021 (ISBN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2024-01-04 Laget: 2024-01-04 Sist oppdatert: 2024-01-08bibliografisk kontrollert
Holmberg, A. & Alvinius, A. (2022). Children as a new climate precariat: A conceptual proposition. Current Sociology, 70(5), 781-797
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Children as a new climate precariat: A conceptual proposition
2022 (engelsk)Inngår i: Current Sociology, ISSN 0011-3921, E-ISSN 1461-7064, Vol. 70, nr 5, s. 781-797Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

This article proposes that children constitute a new climate precariat. This conceptualization contributes to a more comprehensive theoretical understanding of the vulnerability of children in relation to the climate crisis. Previous literature tends to treat climate change in an abstract fashion that renders today’s children invisible. Climate precarity consists of three main elements of vulnerability: temporality problems, insecurity and an identity vacuum. In relation to temporality and security, children are suffering from the potential loss of a sustainable future, which spurs the need for urgent action and constant consciousness – in the present. World leaders’ inaction creates an uncertainty regarding whom should be held responsible for taking action in guaranteeing children the future which climate change is at risk of depriving them. The concept of climate precarity could be used to explain children’s collective action in relation to the climate crisis. Children’s concerns in relation to the climate crisis suggest that agency and empowerment are spurred through their resistance towards these vulnerabilities.

Emneord
agency, children, climate crisis, climate precariat, security, vulnerability
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9699 (URN)10.1177/0011392120975461 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2021-02-03 Laget: 2021-02-03 Sist oppdatert: 2022-08-02bibliografisk kontrollert
Alvinius, A. & Starrin, B. (2022). Hotet mot det sociala självet till följd av covid-19 pandemin – En sonderande analys. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 28(3-4), 67-86
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Hotet mot det sociala självet till följd av covid-19 pandemin – En sonderande analys
2022 (svensk)Inngår i: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, E-ISSN 2002-343X, Vol. 28, nr 3-4, s. 67-86Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [sv]

I samband med covid-19 pandemins utbredning tvingades arbetsgivare ställa om sina verksamheter. Pandemin blev en sjukvårdskatastrof men också en kris med sociala och emotionella konsekvenser för arbetstagare. Syftet med denna artikel, som har ett emotionssociologiskt perspektiv, är att sondera förekomsten av hot mot det sociala självet inom arbetslivet som tar sig uttryck i termer som signalerar skam eller skamrelaterade känslor och beteenden, som kan kopplas till pandemin. Hotet mot det sociala självet kan vara avsiktligt eller oavsiktligt och bestå av beteenden och gester som upplevs som nedsättande och i termer av mobbning, kränkningar, förödmjukelser, trakasserier eller organisatoriska ingrepp och förändringar. 

Abstract [en]

In connection with Covid-19 pandemic, employers were forced to change their behavior and adjust to new working life challenges. Firstly, the pandemic became a healthcare disaster, and secondly a crisis with social and emotional consequences for workers. The purpose of this article is to investigate the presence of threats to the social self in the working life context. We are looking for shame or shame-related feelings and behaviors, which can be linked to the pandemic. The threat to the social self can be intentional or unintentional and consist of behaviors and gestures that are perceived as derogatory and in terms of bullying, violations, humiliations, harassment, or organizational changes. 

Emneord
arbetsmiljö, covid-19, emotionssociologi, skam och stigma, hot mot det sociala självet
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Ledarskap och ledning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11266 (URN)
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Tilgjengelig fra: 2023-01-09 Laget: 2023-01-09 Sist oppdatert: 2023-02-02bibliografisk kontrollert
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