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Alvinius, Aida, Docent
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Holmberg, A. & Alvinius, A. (2020). Children’s protest in relation to the climate emergency: a qualitative study on a new form of resistance promoting political and social change. Childhood, 27(1), 78-92
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Children’s protest in relation to the climate emergency: a qualitative study on a new form of resistance promoting political and social change
2020 (English)In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 78-92Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores children’s resistance in relation to the climate emergency through a thematic analysis of climate activist Greta Thunberg’s speeches. Two themes, new to the literature, are identified: (1) need for political and social change focusing on the climate emergency, resistance towards laissez-faire behaviour and exhortations, and (2) resistance targets including the political leaders, capitalist ideologies and older generations. This illustrates the power of children in expressing abstract progressive resistance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2020
Keywords
children, climate emergency, Greta Thunberg, political agency, resistance
National Category
Political Science Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8822 (URN)10.1177/0907568219879970 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-11-25 Created: 2019-11-25 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A. (2019). A Gender Perspective on Teachers as Crisis Managers. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 27(2), 5-138
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Gender Perspective on Teachers as Crisis Managers
2019 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 5-138Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Stressful conditions affect communities at different levels and may involve occupational groups not normally associated with issues of crisis and security. Teachers in the compulsory school system are members of such a group. The purpose of this study is to examine teachers’ view of their own role as crisis management actors in a female-dominated occupation. A Grounded Theory approach applying a gender perspective was used as an analytical tool for data processing. In total, 16 informants from four different schools in two different municipalities in Sweden were interviewed. The analysis of these interviews shows that teachers’ perceptions of risk, crisis, and security are influenced and characterized by social and emotional regulation aimed at (a) reducing vulnerability, (b) increasing the sense of security, and (c) regaining or restoring a sense of order and control. These strategies have been discussed froma gender perspective as teachers do not regard themselves as legitimate crisis management actors.

Keywords
teacher, gendered work environment, Grounded Theory, crisis management, emotional and social regulation
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8527 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2019.1588373 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-05-02 Created: 2019-05-02 Last updated: 2019-08-23Bibliographically approved
Larsson, G. & Alvinius, A. (2019). “An undisturbed afternoon of writing”: a qualitative study of professors’ job satisfaction. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 11(4), 719-732
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“An undisturbed afternoon of writing”: a qualitative study of professors’ job satisfaction
2019 (English)In: Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, ISSN 2050-7003, E-ISSN 1758-1184, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 719-732Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to model factors that contribute to job satisfaction amonguniversity professors.

Design/methodology/approach – The approach was qualitative; 12 in-depth interviews were conductedwith Swedish university full professors representing 11 different academic subjects.

Findings – Five facets of job satisfaction were identified: distal environment (e.g. impact on society and thescientific community), proximal social environment, self (e.g. receiving external credit and experiencinginternal pride), the uplifts of daily life and formal conditions (e.g. pay and opportunities to continue afterretirement). A model was inductively developed according to which professors’ job satisfaction is influencedby interacting contextual and individual antecedent conditions.

Research limitations/implications – Because a qualitative approach was used, with a limited number ofinformants, there is a lack of representativeness and the concepts generated are of a sensitizing rather than adefinitive character.

Practical implications – Attention should be paid to university professors’ need for autonomy, otherwisepublic management control strivings may become counter-productive.

Originality/value – A new model of professors’ job satisfaction with a richness of details was developed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
qualitative method, job satisfaction, theoretical model, professors
National Category
Psychology Sociology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8531 (URN)10.1108/JARHE-10-2018-0216 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-05-02 Created: 2019-05-02 Last updated: 2019-12-17Bibliographically approved
Larsson, G. & Alvinius, A. (2019). Comparison within gender and between female and male leaders in female-dominated, male-dominated and mixed-gender work environments. Journal of Gender Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparison within gender and between female and male leaders in female-dominated, male-dominated and mixed-gender work environments
2019 (English)In: Journal of Gender Studies, ISSN 0958-9236, E-ISSN 1465-3869Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to compare the self-rated leadership behaviors of men and women in female-dominated, male-dominated and mixed-gender work environments and make within-gender comparisons across these three contexts. Data was collected using the Developmental Leadership Questionnaire from a sample of Swedish leadership course participants (N = 1897). Female leaders rated themselves more favorably than male leaders in female- dominated and mixed-gender work environments. Only small gender differences were found in male-dominated settings. Women in female dominated and gender-mixed work environments reported more favorable self-ratings than women in male dominated contexts. Among male leaders, fewer differences were observed between different work environments. The results are discussed in terms of organizational culture, individual selection preferences and a rapidly growing proportion of women leaders in the Swedish labor market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
gender, leadership, work environment, theory-based measurement, Developmental Leadership Questionnaire (DLQ)
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8896 (URN)10.1080/09589236.2019.1638233 (DOI)
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-04-15
Fors Brandebo, M. & Alvinius, A. (Eds.). (2019). Dark Sides of Organizational Behavior and Leadership. London: INTECH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dark Sides of Organizational Behavior and Leadership
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In recent years, scholars have focused more on the "dark sides of leadership." Both the negative and positive aspects of the relationship between leaders and followers are considered. But the relationship between leaders and followers is also influenced by the context in which the relationship occurs. Organizational aspects such as culture and structures are studied in relation to how negative leadership develops. Organizations, just like humans, are able to develop justifications for their actions, to self-aggrandize by claiming their exclusivity. In this book, the dark sides of organizational behaviors and leadership are considered from different aspects and contexts. The book contributes knowledge of how negative leadership develops, what part organizational structures play, and what the consequences are for the leader, the subordinates and the organization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: INTECH, 2019
Keywords
destructive leadership, dysfunctional organizational behaviour
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8201 (URN)10.5772/intechopen.71976 (DOI)978-1-78984-751-2 (ISBN)978-1-78984-750-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-21 Created: 2018-10-21 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A., Holmberg, A. & Johansson, E. (2019). Do military leaders resist organizational challenges?. Journal of Resistance Studies, 5(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Do military leaders resist organizational challenges?
2019 (English)In: Journal of Resistance Studies, ISSN 2001-9947, Vol. 5, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ed: Irene Publishing, 2019
Keywords
resistance, military leadership, organizational challenges
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8529 (URN)
Available from: 2019-05-02 Created: 2019-05-02 Last updated: 2019-09-23Bibliographically approved
Thielen, A., Sivertun, Å., Hyllengren, P. & Alvinius, A. (2019). Frames of the terrorist attack in Sweden: a qualitative study of true and fake news coverage. International Journal of Emergency Management, 15(3), 205-220
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Frames of the terrorist attack in Sweden: a qualitative study of true and fake news coverage
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Emergency Management, ISSN 1471-4825, E-ISSN 1741-5071, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 205-220Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

On 7 April 2017, a terrorist attack occurred in central Stockholm. A hijacked lorry was intentionally driven into crowds along a pedestrian street. The purpose of this study was to qualitatively explore how the media framed this terrorist attack. The data collection approach was inductive and explorative, mainly involving searching electronic media databases. The qualitative analysis of 1294 articles resulted in four overarching themes describing how the terrorist attack was framed in the media. These frames are as follows: the incident, framed as confirmed, unconfirmed and denied information; the perception of leadership and authorities as trustworthy; the site perceived as a place of sorrow; and crisis management framed as the initial and sequential framing of the professionals, the heroes and the villains. The primary conclusion is that true as well as fake news affects crisis management and public opinion, which may create challenges for the entire society within the crisis management area. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2019
Keywords
terrorist attack, media, fake news, Sweden, crisis management
National Category
Sociology Psychology Political Science Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Systems science for defence and security
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8532 (URN)10.1504/IJEM.2019.102309 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-05-02 Created: 2019-05-02 Last updated: 2020-01-14Bibliographically approved
Deverell, E., Alvinius, A. & Hede, S. (2019). Horizontal Collaboration in Crisis Management: An Experimental Study of the Duty Officer Function in Three Public Agencies. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, 10(4), 484-508
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Horizontal Collaboration in Crisis Management: An Experimental Study of the Duty Officer Function in Three Public Agencies
2019 (English)In: Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, ISSN 1944-4079, E-ISSN 1944-4079, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 484-508Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Lately, scholars have been engaging in studies on the crossroads between collaborative public management and crisis management, but our knowledge on how organizations work together with interorganizational goals in times of crisis or in relation to the threat that crises pose, is still limited. This study aims to illuminate how interagency horizontal collaboration plays out in practice. An interview study with twenty‐three Swedish duty officers in three organizations with critical tasks in the institutional crisis management system is carried out to unearth impediments to interagency collaboration that emerge when organizations from different policy subsystems engage in crisis collaboration. Empirically, the study contributes with new knowledge on how a crucial function in crisis management carries out work and deals with challenges. Theoretically, it contributes to the literature on crisis management collaboration by shedding light on processes of horizontal collaboration in the area of crisis management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2019
Keywords
collaboration, crisis management, duty officers
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan; Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8855 (URN)10.1002/rhc3.12179 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-11 Created: 2019-12-11 Last updated: 2019-12-20Bibliographically approved
Holmberg, A. & Alvinius, A. (2019). How Pressure for Change Challenge Military Organizational Characteristics. Defence Studies, 19(2), 130-148
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Pressure for Change Challenge Military Organizational Characteristics
2019 (English)In: Defence Studies, ISSN 1470-2436, E-ISSN 1743-9698, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 130-148Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article elaborates on how structural, normative and functional pressures for change may challenge military organizational characteristics. We problematize theoretically and exemplify empirically what consequences these pressures can have on military organizational characteristics, arguing that they constitute major challenges for managing in particular normative pressures for change. The empirical examples suggest that bureaucratic, hierarchical, narcissistic and greedy traits of the organization are challenged by normative pressures such as value changes and normalization. Another source of challenge is professionalization processes. Structural challenges, on the other hand, are managed by the organization and do not seem to inhibit the workings of organizational characteristics. The plausibility probe conducted questions the sustainability of military organizational characteristics in their traditional disguise, in particular due to legitimacy concerns. It is suggested that future research should be directed towards analyzing how military organizations manage pressure for change and whether their characteristics are questioned.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
military organizations, organizational characteristics, pressure for change, organizational change, armed forces, Sweden
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8377 (URN)10.1080/14702436.2019.1575698 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2020-05-05Bibliographically approved
Fors Brandebo, M. & Alvinius, A. (2019). Introductory chapter: Dark sides of organizations and leadership – an integrative approach and definitions. In: Fors Brandebo Maria and Alvinius Aida (Ed.), Dark Sides of Organizational Behavior and Leadership: . London: INTECH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introductory chapter: Dark sides of organizations and leadership – an integrative approach and definitions
2019 (English)In: Dark Sides of Organizational Behavior and Leadership / [ed] Fors Brandebo Maria and Alvinius Aida, London: INTECH, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: INTECH, 2019
Keywords
destructive leadership, dysfunctional organizational behaviour
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8202 (URN)10.5772/intechopen.71976 (DOI)978-1-78984-750-5 (ISBN)978-1-78984-751-2 (ISBN)
Note

The chapter was e-published ahead of the completed book 2018-11-05

Available from: 2018-10-21 Created: 2018-10-21 Last updated: 2019-01-14Bibliographically approved
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