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Nylén, Ulrica
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Nylén, U. (2013). Boundary preservation or modification: the challenge of collaboration in health care. Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 16(2), 115-142
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Boundary preservation or modification: the challenge of collaboration in health care
2013 (English)In: Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2000-8058, E-ISSN 2001-3310, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 115-142Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Collaboration has been alleged to increase quality and reduce costs in health care, however previous research shows that well-functioning integration might be difficult. This paper looks upon multi-professional teamwork from the professionals' perspective. The purpose is to study how organising processes are upheld or reshaped in a collaborative human services setting, and to explain the underlying mechanisms behind emerging organising processes. Two cases of multi-professional teamwork were studied and data collected through interviews with team members and their managers. The results suggest that it is possible to distinguish between organising processes of boundary modification and boundary preservation, respectively, where preserved legal and economic boundaries, maintenance of organisational cultures and separate service provision processes work to uphold existing organising processes , whereas disconnection of team activities from the parent organisations and the establishment of boundary platforms instead contribute to develop new modes of human services delivery. In particular, boundary platforms create meeting places for professionals to develop new ways of acting and producing services and therefore have the potential to exceed and modify physical, social and mental boundaries. Between the forces of boundary preservation and boundary modification, a tension will be induced and continuously upheld through political processes among actors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2013
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-66714 (URN)
Available from: 2013-03-01 Created: 2013-03-01 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Nylén, U. (2009). Familjecentralen som gränsöverskridande team. In: Team i vård, behandling och omsorg: Erfarenheter och reflektioner (pp. 75-100). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Familjecentralen som gränsöverskridande team
2009 (Swedish)In: Team i vård, behandling och omsorg: Erfarenheter och reflektioner, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2009, p. 75-100Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-25356 (URN)978-91-44-05509-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-08-13 Created: 2009-08-13 Last updated: 2011-09-12Bibliographically approved
Nylén, U. (2007). Interagency collaboration in human services: Impact of formalization and intensity on effectiveness. Public Administration, 85(1), 143-166
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interagency collaboration in human services: Impact of formalization and intensity on effectiveness
2007 (English)In: Public Administration, ISSN 0033-3298, E-ISSN 1467-9299, Vol. 85, no 1, p. 143-166Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Interagency collaboration in human services production, it has been claimed, contributes to improved quality and/or reduced costs, but previous research on effectiveness from collaboration has failed to recognize that collaboration could be arranged in a multitude of ways. This paper investigates the effectiveness consequences of alternative collaboration arrangements. From a literature review, the degree of formalization and intensity, respectively, stand out as major aspects of collaboration. The impact on effectiveness from intensity and formalization was investigated through an explorative case study of collaboration projects in Sweden. Results suggest that the particular combination of formalization and intensity determines the impact on effectiveness. Combining low intensity with medium high formalization into ‘an assignments reallocation strategy’ of collaboration appears to have modest impact, whereas medium high intensity in combination with low formality, that is, ‘a commitment-based networking strategy’, has a high potential to increase effectiveness. High intensity in combination with high formalization produces ‘a formalized team-building strategy’, which is simultaneously promising and risky.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-11802 (URN)10.1111/j.1467-9299.2007.00638.x (DOI)
Available from: 2007-03-12 Created: 2007-03-12 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
Jensen, T. & Nylén, U. (2006). Striving for spontaneity - bureaucracy strikes back. Problems and Perspectives in Management, 4(2), 144-158
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2006 (English)In: Problems and Perspectives in Management, ISSN 1810-5467, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 144-158Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the intertwined relationship between order (bureaucracy) and spontaneity (through the organisational modes of competition and co-operation respectively). The purpose is to explore what happens when spontaneity attempts are confronted to the bureaucratic order, and why is this? The empirical setting is the public sector, which seems to be an exceptionally suitable environment to investigate spontaneity attempts in bureaucratic orders. More specifically, the article rests upon two qualitative case studies from Sweden, one in the County Council of Stockholm (where competition was introduced in health care) and one in the county of Västerbotten (Where interagency co-operation was aimed for in health care and social service). From the theoretical notion that competition and co-operation share an underlying assumption of spontaneity, we empirically identify two bureaucratic forces replying to spontaneity attempts, corresponding to "what happens" in the purpose: new structures and formalised devices, which frame the rebureaucratisation processes in both cases. A detailed analysis of the particulars of the rebureaucratisation process, corresponding to the "why" in the purpose, reveals three underlying dimensions of re-bureaucratisation - structural bureaucracy, ontological bureaucracy and habitual re-bureaucratisation. To conclude, if organisational modes attempting at spontaneity are introduced without careful reflection, bureaucracy will strike back.

Keyword
spontaneity, bureaucracy, competition, co-operation, health care
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16736 (URN)
Available from: 2007-01-24 Created: 2007-01-24 Last updated: 2011-09-12Bibliographically approved
Nylén, U. (2005). Att presentera kvalitativa data: Framställningsstrategier vid empiriredovisning. Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att presentera kvalitativa data: Framställningsstrategier vid empiriredovisning
2005 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Bearbetning av data utgör enligt författarna en mer avgörande aktivitet än urval och datainsamling. Alltför fylliga empiriredovisningar möter risken att inte bli lästa alls, vilket vore förödande för forskningens trovärdighet. Därför krävs en mer eller mindre drastisk komprimering av det empiriska materialet.

Här identifieras ett antal framställningsstrategier som kan nyttjas vid kvalitativ forskning kring sociala fenomen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Liber, 2005. p. 160
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-15735 (URN)91-47-07482-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2006-11-30 Created: 2006-11-30 Last updated: 2011-09-12Bibliographically approved
Nylén, U. (2002). Bassjukvårdsförsöket: slutrapport från utvärdering av försöksverksamhet med lokal vård, omsorg och social service i fem Västerbottenskommuner. Umeå: Umeå Universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bassjukvårdsförsöket: slutrapport från utvärdering av försöksverksamhet med lokal vård, omsorg och social service i fem Västerbottenskommuner
2002 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå Universitet, 2002. p. 171
Series
Evaluation reports, ISSN 1403-8056 ; 8
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87252 (URN)91-7305-181-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-03-26 Created: 2014-03-26 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Lindqvist, R. & Nylén, U. (2000). Samverkan i vård och omsorg: Delrapport 2 från utvärderingen av försöksverksamhet i Västerbottens län. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samverkan i vård och omsorg: Delrapport 2 från utvärderingen av försöksverksamhet i Västerbottens län
2000 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2000. p. 129
Series
Arbetsrapporter - UCER
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-62205 (URN)
Available from: 2012-12-14 Created: 2012-12-12 Last updated: 2018-03-15Bibliographically approved
Nylén, U. (1999). En text - flera metoder. Granskning av metoder för kvalitativ textbearbetning. In: Jitka Lindén, Gunnela Westlander och Gunnar Karlsson (Ed.), Kvalitativa metoder i arbetslivsforskning: 24 forskare visar hur och varför. Stockholm: Rådet för arbetslivsforskning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En text - flera metoder. Granskning av metoder för kvalitativ textbearbetning
1999 (Swedish)In: Kvalitativa metoder i arbetslivsforskning: 24 forskare visar hur och varför / [ed] Jitka Lindén, Gunnela Westlander och Gunnar Karlsson, Stockholm: Rådet för arbetslivsforskning , 1999Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Rådet för arbetslivsforskning, 1999
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-50365 (URN)91-88530-82-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-12-06 Created: 2011-12-06 Last updated: 2014-03-26
Nylén, U. (1995). Humanitarian versus organizational morality: A survey of attitudes concerning business ethics among managing directors. Journal of Business Ethics, 14(12), 977-986
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Humanitarian versus organizational morality: A survey of attitudes concerning business ethics among managing directors
1995 (English)In: Journal of Business Ethics, ISSN 0167-4544, E-ISSN 1573-0697, Vol. 14, no 12, p. 977-986Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents the results of an empirical study of attitudes towards ethical questions in business life among managing directors. They study covers more than 240 Swedish firms of all sizes, from different lines of business, and it is based on a solid theoretical framework. It should be seen as a part of the author''s effort to develop a model explaining ethical organizational behaviour. Among the most important conclusions of the study is the concept of "corporate moral view". It seems possible to distinguish between "the humanitarian morality" versus "the organizational morality", depending on who''s interests the decision maker prefers to take in a moral dilemma.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37297 (URN)10.1007/BF00872113 (DOI)
Available from: 2010-10-26 Created: 2010-10-26 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
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