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Holmberg, Martin, Professor
Publications (9 of 9) Show all publications
Uhr, C., Johansson, B. J. E., Landgren, J., Holmberg, M., Bynander, F., Koelega, S. & Trnka, J. (2016). Once upon a time in Västmanland: the power of narratives or how the “truth” unfolds. In: Andrea H. Tapia, Pedro Antunes, Victor A. Bañuls, Kathleen Moore & João Porto de Albuquerque (Ed.), ISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings: 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Paper presented at The 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), May 22-25, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ISCRAM
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2016 (English)In: ISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings: 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management / [ed] Andrea H. Tapia, Pedro Antunes, Victor A. Bañuls, Kathleen Moore & João Porto de Albuquerque, ISCRAM, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In 2014 a small fire started in a forest in central Sweden. Within a few days it developed into the largest wildfire in Sweden in the last 50 years. As the scale of the fire increased, so did the need for direction and coordination of the resources engaged in the response operation. Both official investigators and the research community have studied the challenges and come up with recommendations for improvements of the Swedish crisis management system. All authors of this paper have been involved in such efforts. This paper is a result of us trying to formulate lessons learnt based on several written reports and official discussions. The development of the narratives constructed by individuals involved in the response, investigators and researchers is analyzed. We conclude that researchers need to pay attention to their own role in this development. Maybe there is a need for a game changer on the methodological side?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ISCRAM, 2016
Series
Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISSN 2411-3387 ; 2016
Keywords
case study, choice of methodology, evaluation of direction and coordination
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Ledningsvetenskap; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6399 (URN)978-84-608-7984-8 (ISBN)
Conference
The 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), May 22-25, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved
Larsson, G., Bynander, F., Ohlsson, A., Schyberg, E. & Holmberg, M. (2015). Crisis management at the government offices: a Swedish case study. Disaster Prevention and Management, 24(5), 542-552
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2015 (English)In: Disaster Prevention and Management, ISSN 0965-3562, E-ISSN 1758-6100, Vol. 24, no 5, p. 542-552Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to gain a deeper understanding of crisis management at the Swedish Government office level in an international crisis by using a multiperspective approach, and paying particular attention to factors contributing favorably to the management process.

Design/methodology/approach

The Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption on Iceland in 2010 was accompanied by an ash cloud that caused serious air traffic problems in large parts of Europe. Interviews were conducted with seven high-level informants at the Swedish Government offices and two informants at the Swedish Aviation Authority. An interview guide inspired by governance, command and control, and leadership perspectives was used.

Findings

A Crisis Coordination Secretariat, organizationally placed directly under the prime minister, coordinated the operation. A combination of mandate (hard power) and social smoothness (soft power) on part of the Crisis Coordination Secretariat contributed to confidence building and a collaboration norm between the ministries, and between the ministries and their underlying agencies. Preparatory training, exercises and a high level of system knowledge on part of the Crisis Coordination Secretariat – contextual intelligence – also contributed to a favorable crisis management.

Research limitations/implications

The study relies on retrospective self-report data only from a limited group of informants making generalizations difficult.Practical implications– The organizational positioning of the Crisis Coordination Secretariat directly under the prime minister gave its members formal authority. These members in turn skillfully used social flexibility to build confidence and a will to collaborate. This combination of hard and soft power is recommended.

Originality/value

The multiperspective approach used when designing the interview guide and when interpreting the responses was new as well as the focus on factors contributing to crisis management success.

Keywords
leadership, government, emergency response, crisis management, natural hazard
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan; Ledningsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5765 (URN)10.1108/DPM-11-2014-0232 (DOI)000369644700001 ()
Available from: 2016-01-12 Created: 2016-01-12 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved
Holmberg, M. & Mattsson, P. (2015). Rethinking the use of C2 methods for small states facing an adversary with superior resources. In: International Society of Military Sciences 2015 (ISMS 2015): . Paper presented at International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS 2015), 13 - 15 October 2015 Finnish National Defence University.
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2015 (English)In: International Society of Military Sciences 2015 (ISMS 2015), 2015Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledningsvetenskap; Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5667 (URN)
Conference
International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS 2015), 13 - 15 October 2015 Finnish National Defence University
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved
Holmberg, M., Hansén, D. & Uhr, C. (2015). Situational Awareness and its Impact on Crisis-Induced Action: the Norwegian 22/7 Case. In: Walter Feichtinger, Benedikt Hensellek (Ed.), Armed Forces for 2020 and beyond: Roles | Tasks | Expectations. Paper presented at The International Society of Military Sciences Annual Conference 2014. Wien: Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Austria
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Situational Awareness and its Impact on Crisis-Induced Action: the Norwegian 22/7 Case
2015 (English)In: Armed Forces for 2020 and beyond: Roles | Tasks | Expectations / [ed] Walter Feichtinger, Benedikt Hensellek, Wien: Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Austria , 2015Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wien: Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Austria, 2015
Series
Militärwissenschaftliches Journal der Landesverteidigungsakademie ; 1/2015
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Ledningsvetenskap; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5110 (URN)978-3-902944-52-8 (ISBN)
Conference
The International Society of Military Sciences Annual Conference 2014
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Holmberg, M., Larsson, G. & Bynander, F. (2013). A multidisciplinary approach to studying a societal crisis. In: : . Paper presented at ISMS (The International Society of Military Sciences) konferens 2013, Köpenhamn.
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Ledningsvetenskap; Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4255 (URN)
Conference
ISMS (The International Society of Military Sciences) konferens 2013, Köpenhamn
Available from: 2013-12-13 Created: 2013-12-13 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved
Tremblay, S., Granlund, R., Berggren, P., Jobidon, M.-E., Holmberg, M. & Turner, P. (2012). A multiteam international simulation of joint operations in crisis response. In: Leon Rothkrantz, Jozef Ristvej, and Zeno Franco (Ed.), ISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings: Book of Papers. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management,. Vancouver, Canada: Simon Fraser University
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2012 (English)In: ISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings: Book of Papers / [ed] Leon Rothkrantz, Jozef Ristvej, and Zeno Franco, Vancouver, Canada: Simon Fraser University , 2012Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A series of distributed experiments will address teamwork and its social, organizational and cognitive dimensions within the context of multinational joint operations in crisis response and management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vancouver, Canada: Simon Fraser University, 2012
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Ledningsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2864 (URN)978-0-86491-332-6 (ISBN)
Conference
9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management,
Available from: 2012-12-06 Created: 2012-11-12 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved
Holmberg, M. & Svenson, P. (2012). Lessons identified from the use of automated information fusion in collaborative environments. In: 2012 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA): Conference Publications. Paper presented at 2012 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (pp. 202-205).
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2012 (English)In: 2012 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA): Conference Publications, 2012, p. 202-205Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We present some lessons identified from FOI experiments on combining sensor data fusion and information fusion. Some ideas for future work are also presented.

Keywords
Information fusion, sensor networks, situation picture, command and control
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Ledningsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2863 (URN)10.1109/CogSIMA.2012.6188382 (DOI)978-1-4673-0343-9 (ISBN)
Conference
2012 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support
Available from: 2012-12-06 Created: 2012-11-12 Last updated: 2014-01-08Bibliographically approved
Holmberg, M. & Svenson, P. (2011). Information Fusion for Collaborating Commanders at Different Levels. In: 16th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Quebec City, Canada, June 21-23, 2011.: . Paper presented at 16th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS 2011), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 21-23, 2011..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information Fusion for Collaborating Commanders at Different Levels
2011 (English)In: 16th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Quebec City, Canada, June 21-23, 2011., 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This is a position paper discussing the authors’ views on the role of automated information fusion in the interaction between different command levels. The purpose of the paper is to initiate a discussion on the relationship between automated fusion and the flexibility in a mission. The sharing of data/information/knowledge between commanders at different levels is a difficult task in many respects. We focus on the role of automated information fusion techniques in this frame. The paper asks two major questions: (1) Does automated fusion generate the unwanted side-effect of less flexibility? (2) How should a situational picture be represented at different command levels to promote cooperation? We also discuss some disadvantages of using traditional information fusion methods developed to handle either high or low level information. The conclusion is that information fusion techniques have to be chosen with care when making information systems that should be jointly used by commanders at different levels.

National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Ledningsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2270 (URN)
Conference
16th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS 2011), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 21-23, 2011.
Projects
Ledningsprocessen
Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Larsson, G. & Holmberg, M. (2011). Redovisning av "bonusprojekt" ledarskap - ledningsvetenskap 2011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Redovisning av "bonusprojekt" ledarskap - ledningsvetenskap 2011
2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Ledningsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2600 (URN)
Available from: 2012-05-10 Created: 2012-05-10 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved
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