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Kapsali, Maria
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Wåhlin, N., Kapsali, M., Harryson Näsholm, M. & Blomquist, T. (2016). Urban strategies for culture-driven growth: co-creating a European Capital of Culture. Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Urban strategies for culture-driven growth: co-creating a European Capital of Culture
2016 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016. p. 208
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121710 (URN)10.4337/9781783479382 (DOI)9781783479382 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2016-06-07 Created: 2016-06-07 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Wåhlin, N., Kapsali, M., Harryson Näsholm, M. & Blomquist, T. (2015). Materializing urban design through boundary spaces. In: : . Paper presented at APROS/EGOS Conference “Spaces, Constraints, Creativities: Organization and Disorganization”, Dec 9-11 2015, Sydney, Australia.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Materializing urban design through boundary spaces
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper involves an exploration of how architecture, landscape and construction spaces contribute in urban design by providing incentives for interaction and emergence of collaborative ventures during a large cultural development initiative. The paper contains an analysis of how spaces becomes boundary mechanisms facilitating the translation of a cultural vision. By elaborating on ‘boundary spaces’ to explain the materialization of an urban strategy we use a praxeological outlook as it is framed in the strategy-as-practice literature. When we more closely delves into how spaces can be set in motion and become generative platforms we use the notion of action nets. Methodologically, the paper investigates how such strivings are articulated, planned and implemented in a local context by using a narrative approach comprised by analyses of narrative infrastructures. By mediating different layers of interpretation, boundary spaces turn into artifacts exceeding strategic projections.

Keywords
city development, urban design, boundary space
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-113508 (URN)
Conference
APROS/EGOS Conference “Spaces, Constraints, Creativities: Organization and Disorganization”, Dec 9-11 2015, Sydney, Australia
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2018-06-07
Kapsali, M. & Prouska, R. (2014). The historical trajectory of a peripheral national business system. In: Robert Westwood, Gavin Jack, Farzad Khan, Michal Frenkel (Ed.), Core-periphery relations and organization studies: (pp. 100-120). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The historical trajectory of a peripheral national business system
2014 (English)In: Core-periphery relations and organization studies / [ed] Robert Westwood, Gavin Jack, Farzad Khan, Michal Frenkel, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, p. 100-120Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
National Category
Economics and Business Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96523 (URN)000343153700005 ()978-1-137-30905-1 (ISBN)978-1-137-30904-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-11-23 Created: 2014-11-21 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Wåhlin, N., Kapsali, M. & Blomquist, T. (2013). Boundary spaces for city development: bridging cultural and commercial interests in strategy practices. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference (NFF), Reykjavik, Iceland, August 21-23, 2013, Track 17.: . Paper presented at The 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference (NFF), Reykjavik, Iceland, August 21-23, 2013 (pp. 1-26).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Boundary spaces for city development: bridging cultural and commercial interests in strategy practices
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference (NFF), Reykjavik, Iceland, August 21-23, 2013, Track 17., 2013, p. 1-26Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
Boudary spaces, stragegizing, translation, narrative infrastructures, city development
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81226 (URN)
Conference
The 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference (NFF), Reykjavik, Iceland, August 21-23, 2013
Available from: 2013-10-05 Created: 2013-10-05 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Kapsali, M. (2013). Equifinality in Project Management Exploring Causal Complexity in Projects. Systems research and behavioral science, 30(1), 2-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Equifinality in Project Management Exploring Causal Complexity in Projects
2013 (English)In: Systems research and behavioral science, ISSN 1092-7026, E-ISSN 1099-1743, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 2-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Surveys reveal that the majority of innovation projects do not achieve their goals and waste resources. Notorious examples are the National Health Service's National Programme for IT project and many multibillion European Union funded projects. Academics and practitioners suggest that this failure is because conventional project management methods fail to capture the serendipitous, evolutionary and experimental nature of complex innovation projects. Results from previous research based on European Union healthcare innovation projects revealed that we need to develop a robust method based on the systems thinking construct of equifinality to understand and manage complex causality in projects. This paper critically evaluates how equifinality has been used in management research, the reasons for the discontinuous application of systems thinking and equifinality and examines the ways to embed equifinality in project management, arguing how holism, control, boundary management and causal complexity are critical to the application of system thinking in project management. 

Keywords
equifinality, systems thinking, research design, project management
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-68927 (URN)10.1002/sres.2128 (DOI)000316763900002 ()
Available from: 2013-05-02 Created: 2013-04-29 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Wåhlin, N., Kapsali, M. & Blomquist, T. (2013). Strategizing through urban spaces: materializing a capital of culture. In: : . Paper presented at European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium; Sub-theme 05: (SWG) Strategizing Activity and Practice: Connecting the Material to the Social, Canada, July 4-66, 2013.
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The question in this paper is how strategies concerned with the development of the urban environment and economy create 'boundary spaces', that are physical but also social and mental, in which people translate, enact and materialize these strategies. Specifically, our study investigates the materialization of an urban strategy within the context of a development-cultural initiative by using a strategy-as-practice perspective enriched by narrative analysis. The narrative approach contributes to our understanding of how the social and material are successively entangled through urban spaces and weaved together and translated in praxis, practices and by practitioners. The 'boundary spaces' leave a clear mark in the townscape and aims to influence the ways of life in the city by outlining how the future could be built, since they become an interface transiting cultural, economic and social boundaries.

Keywords
Strategizing, boundary spaces, translation, sociomateriality and narrative infrastructures.
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81227 (URN)
Conference
European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium; Sub-theme 05: (SWG) Strategizing Activity and Practice: Connecting the Material to the Social, Canada, July 4-66, 2013
Available from: 2013-10-05 Created: 2013-10-05 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved
Wåhlin, N., Kapsali, M., Näsholm, M. & Blomquist, T. (2013). The case of a self-emerging cultural community. In: : . Paper presented at 8th Organization Studies Summer Workshop, Mykonos, Greece, May 23-25, 2013.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The case of a self-emerging cultural community
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
European Capital of Culture, narratives, translation, urban strategy
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87930 (URN)
Conference
8th Organization Studies Summer Workshop, Mykonos, Greece, May 23-25, 2013
Available from: 2014-04-14 Created: 2014-04-14 Last updated: 2018-06-08
Kapsali, M. & Prouska, R. (2012). Human Resource Management in Project-Based Organizations - The HR Quadriad Framework [Review]. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 28(2), 197-198
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Human Resource Management in Project-Based Organizations - The HR Quadriad Framework
2012 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 28, no 2, p. 197-198Article, book review (Refereed) Published
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56991 (URN)10.1016/j.scaman.2012.01.001 (DOI)000304851200010 ()
Available from: 2012-07-03 Created: 2012-07-02 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Prouska, R. & Kapsali, M. (Eds.). (2011). Business and management practices in Greece : A comparative context (1ed.). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Business and management practices in Greece : A comparative context
2011 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A comprehensive picture of the Greek business system and management practices placed in a comparative context. The editors bring together knowledge from contemporary research in a comprehensive, analytical and comparative way that enables readers to see the Greek system in a holistic way.The first part presents the politics, economics, finance, law, development and innovation systems. The second part describes business and management practices within firms including strategic management, international business, human resource management, marketing, sales, total quality management, accounting and auditing.The final part brings together and discusses the whole complex picture in light of comparative data from other EU business systems including Italy, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and the UK. It is an excellent resource for students, academics, researchers and practitioners interested in Greece.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. p. 344 Edition: 1
Keywords
comparative national business systems
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52082 (URN)10.1057/9780230306530 (DOI)9780230306530, ebook (ISBN)9780230245853, printed (ISBN)9780230318212, printed hardcover (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-02-09 Created: 2012-02-09 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Kapsali, M. (2011). How to implement innovation policies through projects successfully. Technovation, 31(12), 615-626
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How to implement innovation policies through projects successfully
2011 (English)In: Technovation, ISSN 0166-4972, E-ISSN 1879-2383, Vol. 31, no 12, p. 615-626Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the types of policy instruments responsible for the success of policy implementation through projects. Based on evidence from 12 comparative multiple case-studies, the paper provides an analytical insight from real practice on how and why different types of instruments lead to either successful or unsuccessful projects. In particular, the key finding is that in order for projects to implement policy successfully, policy instruments have to be designed based on specific systems thinking constructs related to flexibility. The findings provide the crucial but missing holistic conceptual direction for the development of implementation theory, which needs to overcome conceptual fragmentation and polarization. The findings also provide the insight as to how instruments really function which is essential to policy makers and project managers involved in public innovation programs. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2011
Keywords
Innovation policy, Implementation instruments, Systems thinking, Innovation projects, Flexibility
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51482 (URN)10.1016/j.technovation.2011.07.006 (DOI)000297881300002 ()
Available from: 2012-01-23 Created: 2012-01-23 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved

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