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Björkman, Torsten
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Björkman, T. (2018). Linje- och stabsorganisering. In: Peter Thunholm, Jerker Widén, Niklas Wikström (Ed.), Militära arbetsmetoder: en lärobok i krigsvetenskap (pp. 193-233). Malmö: Universus Academic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Linje- och stabsorganisering
2018 (Swedish)In: Militära arbetsmetoder: en lärobok i krigsvetenskap / [ed] Peter Thunholm, Jerker Widén, Niklas Wikström, Malmö: Universus Academic Press , 2018, p. 193-233Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Universus Academic Press, 2018
Keywords
militär ledning, organisation, stabstjänst
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8251 (URN)9789187439476 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2019-03-27Bibliographically approved
Björkaman, T., Melin, M. & Wikström, N. (2010). Finlands militärstrategiska ledning och organisering. Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Finlands militärstrategiska ledning och organisering
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan, 2010. p. 56
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-971 (URN)
Available from: 2010-12-20 Created: 2010-12-20Bibliographically approved
Björkaman, T. (2010). Officer: yrke eller profession. Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Officer: yrke eller profession
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan, 2010. p. 48
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-974 (URN)
Available from: 2010-12-20 Created: 2010-12-20Bibliographically approved
Björkman, T., Melin, M. & Wikström, N. (2009). Den svenska försvarsmaktens högkvarter: analys av dess storlek och sammansättning.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den svenska försvarsmaktens högkvarter: analys av dess storlek och sammansättning
2009 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 92
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-274 (URN)
Available from: 2010-03-17 Created: 2010-02-15 Last updated: 2010-12-28Bibliographically approved
Björkman, T., Melin, M. & Wikström, N. (2009). Den svenska försvarsmaktens högkvarter är inte större än våra grannländers. Vårt Försvar (3), 18-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den svenska försvarsmaktens högkvarter är inte större än våra grannländers
2009 (Swedish)In: Vårt Försvar, ISSN 0042–2800, no 3, p. 18-19Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Allmänna försvarsföreningen, 2009
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-279 (URN)
Available from: 2010-03-17 Created: 2010-02-15 Last updated: 2010-12-28Bibliographically approved
Larsson, G., Sjöberg, M., Vrbanjac, A. & Björkman, T. (2005). Indirect leadership in a military context: A qualitative study on how to do it. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 26(3), 215-227
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Indirect leadership in a military context: A qualitative study on how to do it
2005 (English)In: Leadership & Organization Development Journal, ISSN 0143-7739, E-ISSN 1472-5347, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 215-227Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – To develop a theoretical understanding of how indirect leadership is done in a military context.

Design/methodology/approach – A grounded theory approach was used. Twenty-two high-level Swedish commanders, and six of their subordinates were interviewed.

Findings – A model was developed which suggests that indirect leadership can be understood as consisting of two simultaneous processes. One is action-oriented and consists of interacting with a link (usually a small group of directly subordinate managers) which passes the messages down to lower organisational levels. The other influence process is image-oriented and consists of being a role model. Both processes are filtered through a “lens” which consists of the relative impact of a safety culture on the activities. In the favourable case, the employees at the lower levels trust both the link and the higher management. This appears to be a necessary condition for commitment and active participation. In the unfavourable case, there is a lack of trust. This breeds redefinitions of the messages and a necessity for relying on reward and punishment to obtain obedience.

Research limitations/implications – Lack of representativeness, indirect influence from lower to higher levels, as well as possible gender-related aspects, not studied.

Practical implications – The suggested model may be a valuable tool in higher management education.

Originality/value – The identification of two co-occurring pathways of influence.

Keywords
Armed forces, Behaviour, Leadership, Senior management
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3029 (URN)10.1108/01437730510591761 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-12-18 Created: 2012-12-18 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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