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Nylén, U. & Evansluong, Q. (2023). Kvinnors företagande i Västerbotten: Rapport från en kartläggning 2022. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvinnors företagande i Västerbotten: Rapport från en kartläggning 2022
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2023. p. 27
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-205544 (URN)
Available from: 2023-03-08 Created: 2023-03-08 Last updated: 2023-03-08Bibliographically approved
Nylén, U. (2022). Chosen, trusted and disillusioned: an autoethnographic account of university–society collaboration from an academic's point. Qualitative research in organization and management, 17(5), 135-155
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Chosen, trusted and disillusioned: an autoethnographic account of university–society collaboration from an academic's point
2022 (English)In: Qualitative research in organization and management, ISSN 1746-5648, E-ISSN 1746-5656, Vol. 17, no 5, p. 135-155Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the dynamic and power-laden nature of university–society collaboration from the individual academic's point of view.

Design/methodology/approach: This paper applies an autoethnographic approach in following a specific collaboration process through detailed fieldnotes and continuous reflections. Findings: This research presents university–society collaboration as an emergent, volatile and fairly unpredictable process, involving a multitude of actors on both sides. The interactions among actors shape the emerging process and power relationships. The academic's situation could be understood in terms of multiple and shifting subject positions that could be embraced, accepted, resisted or surrendered to by the academic.

Practical implications: These findings may help academics with own experiences of collaboration to shed light on their observations. Novice academics, interested in collaborating with society, should be aware of the possibility of tensions and exercise of power in interactions with societal actors. When setting up collaboration agreements, academic and societal actors are advised to openly discuss potential problems and how to handle those.

Originality/value: This unique, in-depth testimony of a single collaboration process from the individual academic's point of view uncovers previously unobserved dynamic and political attributes of the process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2022
Keywords
Autoethnography, Personal narrative, University–Society collaboration
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-201357 (URN)10.1108/QROM-12-2020-2075 (DOI)000886506200001 ()2-s2.0-85142299060 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-12-07 Created: 2022-12-07 Last updated: 2022-12-07Bibliographically approved
Harryson Näsholm, M. & Nylén, U. (2021). Teaching the craft of qualitative business research methods: Lessons from going online. In: : . Paper presented at FEKIS 2021, Företagsekonomisk ämneskonferens, digitalt via Handelshögskolan, göteborgs universitet, 13-14 oktober, 2021. online
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teaching the craft of qualitative business research methods: Lessons from going online
2021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

With the theme of the conference, it is very relevant to have a discussion about how we teach methodology in business administration. We will begin by presenting an article on workshops in qualitative methodology as part of a module in scientific method on our programs in business administration, and the change it entailed to hold these online in Covid-19. We then open up for a discussion on the topic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
online: , 2021
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-188908 (URN)
Conference
FEKIS 2021, Företagsekonomisk ämneskonferens, digitalt via Handelshögskolan, göteborgs universitet, 13-14 oktober, 2021
Available from: 2021-10-26 Created: 2021-10-26 Last updated: 2021-11-17Bibliographically approved
Nylén, U. (2018). Multi-professional teamwork in human services: The mutual shaping of professional identity and team activities. Journal of Health Organization & Management, 32(5), 741-759
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multi-professional teamwork in human services: The mutual shaping of professional identity and team activities
2018 (English)In: Journal of Health Organization & Management, ISSN 1477-7266, E-ISSN 1758-7247, Vol. 32, no 5, p. 741-759Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – This paper investigates the prospects and difficulties of multi-professional teamwork in humanservices from a professional identity perspective. The purpose of this paper is to explore the mutual interplaybetween professional identity formation and team activities.

Design/methodology/approach – This is a process study of two cases of multi-professional teamwork infamily care. Data were collected through in-depth interviews with team members and managers. The analysisfollows a stepwise approach alternating between the individual and team levels.

Findings – In showing the mutual interplay between teamwork processes and individual identity formation,the study contributes knowledge on professional identity formation of mature professionals; in particularshowing how unique individual identification processes have different consequences for multi-professionalteam activities. Further, alternative shapes of interplay between individual identity formation and team-levelprocesses are identified.

Research limitations/implications – Despite the fact that the sample is small and that collaborationintensity was relatively low, the paper succeeds in conceptualising the links between professional identityformation and multi-professional teamwork.

Practical implications – In managing multi-professional teams, team composition and the team’s earlydevelopments seem determining for whether the team will reach its collaborative intentions.

Originality/value – This paper is original in its exploration of the ongoing interplay between individualidentity formation and multi-professional team endeavours. Further, the paper contributes knowledge onmature professionals’ identity formation, particularly concerning individual variation within and betweenprofessional groups.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
Keywords
Collaboration, Professional identity, Human services, Multi-professional teamwork
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies; health services research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-151505 (URN)10.1108/JHOM-03-2017-0062 (DOI)000443420800007 ()30175677 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85052673311 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-06 Created: 2018-09-06 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
Nylén, U. (2016). Familjecentralen som gränsöverskridande team (2ed.). In: Johan Berlin, Håkan Sandberg (Ed.), Team i vård, behandling och omsorg: erfarenheter och reflektioner (pp. 81-106). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Familjecentralen som gränsöverskridande team
2016 (Swedish)In: Team i vård, behandling och omsorg: erfarenheter och reflektioner / [ed] Johan Berlin, Håkan Sandberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016, 2, p. 81-106Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Detta kapitel skildrar teamarbete på en så kallad familjecentral. I dessa gränsöverskridandeteam, sammansatta av individer med olika yrken och organisationstillhörigheter,‚ finns ƒera olika normsystem eller "logiker", som medför både spänningar och samarbetsvinster i arbetet. Den organisatoriska logiken härrör från den organisation teammedlemmen kommer från, den professionella logiken bottnar i teammedlemmens yrke och teamlogiken är kopplad till den nya funktionen på familjecentralen. Teammedlemmen be‚nner sig i ett korsdrag mellan dessa logiker och tillhörigheter. Baserat på en studie av en familjecentral, framstår den professionella logiken som mycket stark medan teamlogiken förutsätter att de ursprungliga huvudmännen/organisationerna träder tillbaka och ger teamet reella möjligheter att utvecklas i enlighet med sin logik.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016 Edition: 2
Keywords
team, teamarbete, samverkan, profession
National Category
Business Administration Sociology
Research subject
Business Studies; health services research; caring sciences in social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125964 (URN)9789144107691 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-09-23 Created: 2016-09-23 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Nylén, U. (2016). Mobilt hembesöksteam i Umeå: en projektverksamhet inom Västerbottens läns landsting 2014 - 2016. Umeå: Umeå Universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mobilt hembesöksteam i Umeå: en projektverksamhet inom Västerbottens läns landsting 2014 - 2016
2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå Universitet, 2016. p. 34
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129171 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2021-03-10Bibliographically approved
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: 2018-06-08Bibliographically 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: 2018-06-08Bibliographically 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)2-s2.0-33847787486 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2007-03-12 Created: 2007-03-12 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
Jensen, T. & Nylén, U. (2006). Striving for spontaneity - bureaucracy strikes back. Problems and Perspectives in Management, 4(2), 144-158
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Striving for spontaneity - bureaucracy strikes back
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.

Keywords
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: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
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