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Alvinius, A., Holmberg, A. & Johansson, E. (2019). Do military leaders resist organizational challenges?.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Do military leaders resist organizational challenges?
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Armed forces in many Western countries have been facing societal change processes for more than twenty years; including value changes, government savings and, more recently, by the unstable security environment. The starting point here is that there is a relationship between processes of societal change and organizational challenges. The purpose of this study is to examine how military leaders manage and respond to different kinds of organizational challenges, focusing on resistance. The empirical material was collected using a grounded theory approach. Informants possessing wide experience of leadership participated in this study. The qualitative analysis describes the coping strategies, acceptance and resistance found among military leaders when dealing with organizational demands. Challenges caused by societal changes are experienced as negative aspects of organizational structure. This may be an explanation for why military leaders cope with them applying both resistance and acceptance. However, our main conclusion is that resistance to change stays within a culture of obedience.

Nyckelord
Resistance; military leadership; organizational challenges
Nationell ämneskategori
Sociologi
Forskningsämne
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8529 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2019-05-02 Skapad: 2019-05-02 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-05-02
Alvinius, A., Johansson, E. & Larsson, G. (2017). Job satisfaction as a form of organizational commitment at the military strategic level: A grounded theory study. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 25(2)
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Job satisfaction as a form of organizational commitment at the military strategic level: A grounded theory study
2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Organizational Analysis, ISSN 1934-8835, E-ISSN 1758-8561, Vol. 25, nr 2Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

It has been claimed that job satisfaction is the most important and frequently studied attitude in organizational behaviour research. However, as most studies relate to lower hierarchical levels, the purpose of the present study was to gain a deeper understanding of job satisfaction and organizational commitment among high-level managers, military leaders in this case.

Design/methodology/approach

A grounded theory approach was used. The empirical material is based on 12 interviews, two of which were with women. The informants had wide experience of a number of leadership positions as well as participation in international operations. Their ranks ranged from Colonel to Brigadier General and they represented army and naval units, the Armed Forces Headquarters and Swedish Defence University.

Findings

The qualitative analysis resulted in a theoretical model that describes the job satisfaction of military leaders at the strategic level, which concerns establishing and balancing organizational commitment. This means that top level managers develop, manage and recreate a “sense of oneness” between themselves and the organization – a strong identification that is established, challenged, changed, and renegotiated in a continuous process. Establishing and balancing organizational commitment is built on two overarching categories: keeping up the organizational image and responding to organizational greediness.

Research limitations/implications

Small sample, lack of representativeness, and lack of elaboration on possible gender-related aspects.

Practical implications

The suggested model may be valuable in educational settings when evaluating the job satisfaction and organizational commitment of high-level officers. The model may have practical implications when it comes to selection, retention and leader development of high-level military officers.

Originality/value

A new integrative, theoretical model of job satisfaction and organizational commitment of high-level officers is developed and discussed.

Nationell ämneskategori
Samhällsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6504 (URN)10.1108/IJOA-10-2015-0919 (DOI)000402905400009 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2017-01-12 Skapad: 2017-01-12 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-29Bibliografiskt granskad
Alvinius, A., Hoke Åberg, P., Johansson, E. & Larsson, G. (2017). Sweden - Mission Command and Social Media: Old Leadership Philosophy Challenged by New Information Technology? (1ed.). In: Daniel J. Watola & Allister MacIntyre (Ed.), Technology and Leadership: International Perspectives (pp. 203-216). Kingston, Ontario: Canadian Defence Academy Press
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Sweden - Mission Command and Social Media: Old Leadership Philosophy Challenged by New Information Technology?
2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: Technology and Leadership: International Perspectives / [ed] Daniel J. Watola & Allister MacIntyre, Kingston, Ontario: Canadian Defence Academy Press , 2017, 1, s. 203-216Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Kingston, Ontario: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2017 Upplaga: 1
Serie
International Military Leadership Association Workshop
Nationell ämneskategori
Annan teknik Psykologi
Forskningsämne
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7153 (URN)9780660089881 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2017-12-19 Skapad: 2017-12-19 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-03-29Bibliografiskt granskad
Alvinius, A., Ohlsson, A., Johansson, E. & Larsson, G. (2016). Höga chefers arbetstillfredsställelse: sammanfattning av en intervjustudie. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Höga chefers arbetstillfredsställelse: sammanfattning av en intervjustudie
2016 (Svenska)Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2016
Serie
PM ISSL/LC ; 7-2016
Nationell ämneskategori
Annan samhällsvetenskap Psykologi
Forskningsämne
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6519 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2017-01-12 Skapad: 2017-01-12 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-01-16Bibliografiskt granskad
Alvinius, A., Johansson, E. & Larsson, G. (2016). Negative organizations: antecedents of negative leadership. In: Daniel Watola & Dave Woycheshin (Ed.), Negative leadership: International perspecetives (pp. 57-74). Kingston, Kanada: Canadian Defence Academy Press
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Negative organizations: antecedents of negative leadership
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: Negative leadership: International perspecetives / [ed] Daniel Watola & Dave Woycheshin, Kingston, Kanada: Canadian Defence Academy Press , 2016, s. 57-74Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Kingston, Kanada: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2016
Nationell ämneskategori
Annan samhällsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6516 (URN)9780660062112 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2017-01-12 Skapad: 2017-01-12 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-01-16Bibliografiskt granskad
Alvinius, A., Johansson, E. & Olstedt, E. (2016). Organizational Challenges in Hybrid Learning Environments: A Case Study of the Learning Environment at the Swedish Defence University - The Grey Area between Theory and Practice. Res Militaris, 6(2)
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Organizational Challenges in Hybrid Learning Environments: A Case Study of the Learning Environment at the Swedish Defence University - The Grey Area between Theory and Practice
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: Res Militaris, E-ISSN 2265-6294, ISSN 2265-6294, Vol. 6, nr 2Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Nationell ämneskategori
Pedagogik
Forskningsämne
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6552 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2017-01-17 Skapad: 2017-01-17 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-08-29Bibliografiskt granskad
Österberg, J. & Johansson, E. (2015). Preparatory military training: Recruitment of ethnic cultural minorities to the Swedish Armed Forces. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of ERGOMAS, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Preparatory military training: Recruitment of ethnic cultural minorities to the Swedish Armed Forces
2015 (Engelska)Konferensbidrag, Publicerat paper (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Nationell ämneskategori
Sociologi
Forskningsämne
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5804 (URN)
Konferens
Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of ERGOMAS, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015
Tillgänglig från: 2016-01-13 Skapad: 2016-01-13 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-01-04Bibliografiskt granskad
Brandow, C., Hyllengren, P., Johansson, E., Gustafson, M. & Larsson, G. (2014). Irreguljär krigföring: Ledarskapsutmaningar vid olika taktiktyper. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
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2014 (Svenska)Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2014. s. 19
Serie
PM ISSL/LC ; 10-2014
Nationell ämneskategori
Sociologi
Forskningsämne
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5230 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2015-01-16 Skapad: 2015-01-16 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-01-04Bibliografiskt granskad
Österberg, J. & Johansson, E. (2014). New Ways of Recruiting: an Evaluation of the SAF Efforts of Recruiting Ethnic Minorities. In: XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Books of Abstracts. Paper presented at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology - Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, July 13-19, 2014, Yokohama, Japan.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>New Ways of Recruiting: an Evaluation of the SAF Efforts of Recruiting Ethnic Minorities
2014 (Engelska)Ingår i: XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Books of Abstracts, 2014Konferensbidrag, Muntlig presentation med publicerat abstract (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

The transition to an all-volunteer force in Sweden has meant that the Swedish armed forces (SAF) need to try different ways to recruit personnel. For countries that abandoned conscription, there have almost always arisen recruitment problems.  The new direction for the SAF, going from an invasion based defense to a more operational defense force with international focus, puts demands on cultural awareness and language skills among soldiers and officers to another extent than before. In November 2012 the SAF, together with the Swedish Public Employment (SPES) Service, started a joint project called preparatory military training. The aim of this project was to attract 500 individuals with a cultural background from outside the European Union, and language skills in other languages than Swedish and English, to start a 10 weeks long preparatory military training. Preparatory military training aims at giving participants an insight into how a career in the armed forces would look like, as well as get the opportunity to develop academically. Out of these 500 individuals, the SAF aims at recruiting 300 individuals to start the basic military training in the SAF. All participants live at the military barracks and receive free meals and they are allowed paid travel home four times during the course and are paid activity support from the Swedish Public Employment Agency.  Men and women live separately with separate facilities. The SAF and the SPES share 50 % of the education and training at the barracks.

Phase two of the project starts in the autumn of 2013 and aims at attracting 300 individuals to start the preparatory military training.

The paper assesses the effectiveness of this new and original project.

Nationell ämneskategori
Sociologi
Forskningsämne
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5440 (URN)
Konferens
XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology - Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, July 13-19, 2014, Yokohama, Japan
Tillgänglig från: 2015-06-16 Skapad: 2015-06-16 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-11-08Bibliografiskt granskad
Österberg, J., Johansson, E. & Jonsson, E. (2014). Utvärdering av förberedande militär utbildning. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Utvärdering av förberedande militär utbildning
2014 (Svenska)Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2014. s. 17
Serie
PM ISSL/LC ; 4a-2014
Nationell ämneskategori
Sociologi
Forskningsämne
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5227 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2015-01-16 Skapad: 2015-01-16 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-01-04Bibliografiskt granskad
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Identifikatorer
ORCID-id: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1501-5200

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