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Alvinius, Aida, Docent
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Fors Brandebo, M. & Alvinius, A. (Eds.). (2019). Dark Sides of Organizational Behavior and Leadership. London: INTECH
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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
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
Alvinius, A. & Holmberg, A. (2019). SILENCE-BREAKING BUTTERFLY EFFECT: RESISTANCE TOWARDS THE MILITARY WITHIN #METOO. Gender, Work and Organization
Open this publication in new window or tab >>SILENCE-BREAKING BUTTERFLY EFFECT: RESISTANCE TOWARDS THE MILITARY WITHIN #METOO
2019 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, ISSN 1468-0432Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Systemic violence against women in the military has existed for decades, but they have mostly refrained from public resistance. However, in the context of the #Metoo‐movement in Sweden, 1768 women published a call for an end to violence and sexual harassment in the military. We analyze this call as a public resistance effort against the military and find that #Metoo is: 1) challenging the norms of the hyper‐masculine military organization, making resistance towards it visible, and 2) resisting the practices of sexual harassment and lack of responsibility in the military organization. The military organization is questioned when it comes to norms and practices, but there are variations in whether the social order of the military is truly challenged. Still, the call highlights the fragmentation of this “last bastion of masculinity”. More research is needed on the erosion of the militarized norms and practices and the effects of the call.

Keywords
Resistance, military organization, women, #metoo, gendered organization
National Category
Social Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8378 (URN)10.1111/gwao.12349 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2019-03-07Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A., Wallenius, C. & Larsson, G. (2019). Staff Advisors in Military Context - A Qualitative Interview Study in Swedish Military Staff. Res Militaris
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Staff Advisors in Military Context - A Qualitative Interview Study in Swedish Military Staff
2019 (English)In: Res Militaris, E-ISSN 2265-6294Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Military organizations have a long tradition of autonomy in relation to other groups. Most positions in military organizations, at least those at the higher levels, are reserved for military officers. However, given the increasing complexity of modern society, civilian specialists have become more common in high-level military staff contexts. The purpose of this study was, through an inductive approach, to gain a deeper understanding of the role of civilian and military advisors in a high-level military staff context. A grounded theory approach was used. The empirical material is based on 10 interviews with advisors in high-level military staffs, three of which were with women. The qualitative analysis resulted in a theoretical model that describes that the trustworthiness of advisors is established through two types of action-logics: (1) through the advisor’s individual strategies - that is, what the advisors themselves do and (2) through an “allowing” structure, which permits an increased freedom of action for advisors. Advisors' positions and skills are unique in a staff environment, which is important in a decision-making process. These two logics influence one another as well as the credibility of the advisor’s agenda. Research limitations/implications are the following: small sample, lack of representativeness, and lack of illumination of possible gender-related aspects. The suggested model may be valuable in military educational settings.    

Keywords
military advisor; collaboration, military, organization
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8200 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-21 Created: 2018-10-21 Last updated: 2019-01-10
Alvinius, A., Holmberg, A. & Larsson, G. (2018). Leading a Military Organization Effectively in a State of Post-Scarcity. In: Daniel J. Watola & Allister MacIntyre (Ed.), From Knowing to Doing: International Perspectives on Leading Effectively (pp. 105-128). Kingston, Ontario: Canadian Defence Academy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leading a Military Organization Effectively in a State of Post-Scarcity
2018 (English)In: From Knowing to Doing: International Perspectives on Leading Effectively / [ed] Daniel J. Watola & Allister MacIntyre, Kingston, Ontario: Canadian Defence Academy Press , 2018, p. 105-128Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kingston, Ontario: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2018
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8228 (URN)978-0-660-27430-0 (ISBN)978-0-660-27429-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-20 Created: 2018-11-20 Last updated: 2019-01-14Bibliographically approved
Hedlund, E., Alvinius, A., Josefsson, A., Ohlsson, A., Wallenius, C. & Larsson, G. (2018). Ledarskap och ledning i en förändrad organisatorisk kontext. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ledarskap och ledning i en förändrad organisatorisk kontext
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2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Föreliggande bok har ambitionen att sätta samman tre års forskningsresultat (2016-2018) inom ramen för det av Försvarsmakten (FM) finansierade forskningsprojektet Ledarskap och ledning i en förändrad organisatorisk kontext och omsätta kunskaper till ett pedagogiskt och lättillgängligt material som kan användas i såväl Försvarshögskolans ordinarie kurs- och utbildningsprogram, som enskild läsning eller som utgångspunkt för gruppdiskussioner, seminarier och förberedelser inför något av de teman som tas upp i boken. Bokens innehåll speglar forskningsprojektets sammansättning som består av forskare från Ledarskapsavdelningen i Stockholm, Försvarshögskolans Ledarskapscentrum i Karlstad, och Ledningsvetenskap i Stockholm. Att bokens empiri kommer från militär kontext hindrar inte att bokens innehåll även kan vara av stort intresse för civila läsare, särskilt inom ramen för dem med intresse för civil-militär samverkan i såväl nationella som internationella insatser.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2018. p. 86
Series
Ledarskapscentrum Serie I.: Informations- och utbildningsmaterial ; 117
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8264 (URN)978-91-86137-84-7 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Armed Forces
Available from: 2018-12-28 Created: 2018-12-28 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A., Nilsson, S., Wallenius, C. & Larsson, G. (2018). Lone Swede in an international military staff context: a qualitative interview study. FLEKS - Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice, 5(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lone Swede in an international military staff context: a qualitative interview study
2018 (English)In: FLEKS - Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice, E-ISSN 1894-5988, Vol. 5, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of the experience of Swedish officers when serving as the only Swedes in a multinational staff context. The methodological approach was qualitative and inductive according to the Grounded Theory method, and the empirical material is based on twenty completed interviews. The informants possessed a wide range of experience in a number of leadership positions as well as extensive participation in international operations.The building of contextual self-esteem is the central theme that emerged inthe data analysis that may improve our understanding of officers serving as the only Swedes on an international staff. Contextual self-esteem and its structure can be understood through the following four processes: interpretation, adaptation, influence, and withdrawal. These occur to a greater or lesser extent depending upon both the individual and the context. Contextual self-esteem increases over time as experience of international operations expands. The longer the duration of a mission, the greater the influence becomes in contrast to adaptation, although all the processes are significant.The findings may be valuable in educational settings regarding challenges faced while serving alone during international military missions in multinational contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, 2018
Keywords
multinational staff, grounded theory, contextual self-esteem, interpretation, adaptation, influence, withdrawal, international operations
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8271 (URN)10.7577/fleks.2615 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-01-02 Created: 2019-01-02 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, Y. & Alvinius, A. (2018). Maktförskjutning och maktåtertagande i assymetriska relationer: en kvalitativ studie om tjänstemän i beredskap på landstingsnivå. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maktförskjutning och maktåtertagande i assymetriska relationer: en kvalitativ studie om tjänstemän i beredskap på landstingsnivå
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie är att få en djupare förståelse för de utmaningar som olika organisationer ställs inför när de ska samverka inom krisberedskapsfältet. Mer specifikt är ambitionen att studera hur tjänstemän i beredskap (TiB) från olika landsting i Sverige upplever samverkan med externa aktörer. Tjänsteman i beredskap är en relativt ny funktion i samhället vars roll är central vid krishanteringens inledandefas.

Totalt genomfördes tretton intervjuer under våren 2018 med tjänstemän i beredskap från sex olika landsting. Samverkansaktörerna som tjänstemän i beredskap möter i samverkan kommer från andra myndigheter, lokala såväl som regionala. Exempel på sådana är länsstyrelser, Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB), Socialstyrelsen, Försvarsmakten, polisen och räddningstjänsten. Samverkan mellan aktörerna sker i övningssituationer såväl som i skarpt läge.

Analysen av intervjudata visar att landstingets mest centrala roll i samverkan handlar om maktförskjutning å ena sidan och maktåtertagande å andra sidan. Maktförskjutning innebär att den ena samverkansparten ignoreras, förringas eller stöter på ett antal olika utmaningar i samband med samverkan. Makten tycks förskjutas från en aktör till en annan vilket kan upplevas som frustrerande. Att inte få tillräckligt med inflytande är ett centralt tema i intervjuanalyserna. Maktåtertagande belyser strategier som informanter använder sig av för att “utjämna” den upplevda asymmetrin i samverkan. Strategierna kan exempelvis handla om att bygga ut personliga nätverk, att kommunicera effektivt, att förstå olika organisatoriska skillnader samt att kompetensutvecklas inom samverkansområdet.

Resultat diskuteras teoretiskt i termer av asymmetrisk samverkan samt ur ett genusperspektiv. Rapporten avslutas med förslag på framtida forskning. Avslutningsvis diskuteras praktiska implikationer som kan tänkas utgöra utbildnings- och diskussionsunderlag i frågor om krisberedskap och samverkan mellan olika organisationer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2018. p. 30
Series
Ledarskapscentrum Serie I.: Informations- och utbildningsmaterial ; 115
Keywords
Sveriges landsting, samverkan, tjänsteman i beredskap (TiB), krisberedskap, kvalitativ studie
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8262 (URN)978-91-86137-79-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-28 Created: 2018-12-28 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A., Krekula, C. & Larsson, G. (2018). Managing visibility and differentiating in recruitment of women as leaders in the armed forces. Journal of Gender Studies, 27(5), 534-546
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing visibility and differentiating in recruitment of women as leaders in the armed forces
2018 (English)In: Journal of Gender Studies, ISSN 0958-9236, E-ISSN 1465-3869, Vol. 27, no 5, p. 534-546Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recruitment is one of the Swedish Armed Forces’ (SAF) main challenges today. Recruiting more women into the organization is one of the organization’s aims, as well as providing them with more opportunities for career development. The purpose of this article is to gain a deeper understanding of how female military officers perceive barriers and advantages on their way to higher leadership positions. A total of 10 women from a variety of backgrounds and positions in the armed forces were interviewed. Their ranks ranged from Captain to Colonel and they represented army, naval units and air force. The interviews were analysed using a Grounded Theory approach. The qualitative analysis resulted in two main themes: Supporting visibility of women as leaders and differentiation of women as leaders. The former concerns positive strategies on an individual and organizational level that support an increase in the number of female leaders in the SAF, and is a way of responding to political incitements and the SAF’s fundamental values. The second concerns ways how women are portrayed as different and divergent from the male standard. The suggested model may be valuable in recruitment, educational settings and leader development of high-level military officers from a gender perspective.

Keywords
Armed forces, military, leaders, gender, qualitative study, Grounded Theory
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6501 (URN)10.1080/09589236.2016.1243048 (DOI)000434448600005 ()
Available from: 2017-01-12 Created: 2017-01-12 Last updated: 2018-07-30Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A., Holmberg, A. & Hobbins, J. (2018). Nya perspektiv på lärarnas arbetsmiljöproblematik: läraren som säkerhets- och krishanteringsaktör. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 95(4), 399-406
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nya perspektiv på lärarnas arbetsmiljöproblematik: läraren som säkerhets- och krishanteringsaktör
2018 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 95, no 4, p. 399-406Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Artikeln problematiserar läraryrkets koppling till säkerhets- och krishanteringsfältet samt hur denna kan förväntas inverka på lärarnas arbetsmiljö. Baserad på litteraturstudier med fokus på yrkesgruppen lärares närmande till fältet säkerhet och krishantering, mynnar analysen ut i två potentiella utmaningar a) arbetsmiljöproblem relaterade till den nya lärarrollen och b) genusaspekter som uppstår vid kopplingen till säkerhets- och krishanteringsfältet. Lärarnas arbetsmiljö utmanas med anledning av nya krav att hantera kriser och agera som säkerhetsaktörer. Yrkesgruppen kan ställas inför nya uppgifter som traditionellt sett har hanterats av räddningstjänst och polis. I denna kontext aktualiseras föreställningar om genus kopplade till dessa tidigare separata yrkesgrupper. Kvinnodominerade yrkesgrupper riskerar här att underordnas. Kommunal resursallokering har hittills exkluderat lärare som kris- och säkerhetsaktörer vilket riskerar förstärka arbetsmiljöproblemen.

Abstract [en]

This article problematizes the relationship between teachers as an occupational group and the security- and crisis management field, and argue that this relationship can be expected to influence the former’s working environment. Drawing on a literature study, the analysis finds two major potential challenges: a) work environment problems related to the new teacher’s role and b) gender aspects highlighted through this connection. This occupational group may be faced with new tasks that have traditionally been managed by rescue services or police. In this context notions of gender are actualized. Female dominated occupational groups risk being subordinated. Municipal resource allocation processes has so far excluded teachers in relation to security and crisis-management tasks, which can increase problems in relation to work environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Socialmedicinsk tidskrift, 2018
Keywords
lärare, yrkesgrupp, kris, säkerhet, arbetsmiljö
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8229 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-20 Created: 2018-11-20 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved
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