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Jacobsson, Mattias, Associate Professor (Docent)ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2495-9676
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Svensson, M. & Jacobsson, M. (2024). Managing inconsistencies in medical decision-making: an eight-fold typology. European Management Journal, 42(1), 130-141
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing inconsistencies in medical decision-making: an eight-fold typology
2024 (English)In: European Management Journal, ISSN 0263-2373, E-ISSN 1873-5681, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 130-141Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper serves to deepen the understanding of how inconsistencies between feeling, thinking, and doing are managed by decision-makers in emergency settings. We use a practice approach and investigate the emergency physicians in an Emergency Department (ED), by means of 200 h of observations, 12 in-depth interviews, and organizational documentation. Data are analyzed using an abductive template-based approach. The configuration of three different decision-making modes, namely an experiential-based mode, an ostensive-based mode, and an action-based mode, provide an eight-fold typology of emergency physicians' decision-making praxis. "Weak" signals are the starting point for clinical assessment, and inconsistencies among the modes are strategically used and surprisingly often associated with positive treatment outcomes. The praxis perspective used in this article bridges literature on choice and interpretation—processes usually separated in organizational and decision-making literature. Inconsistency between the modes allow physicians to create an action space where decision-making is about more than providing the "right" answer. Making use of the eight-fold typology helps physicians identify "blind spots" improve practice in both mundane and medically rare cases, as well as aid in revision of existing routines. This awareness also provides for high-quality care, an increased acceptance of inconsistencies by the public, with a potential to reduce litigation issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2024
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-200567 (URN)10.1016/j.emj.2022.09.008 (DOI)2-s2.0-85139649299 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Ragnar Söderbergs stiftelse, E54/11
Available from: 2022-10-31 Created: 2022-10-31 Last updated: 2024-03-13
Jacobsson, M. & Harryson Näsholm, M. (2023). A two factor-model of the meaningfulness of routines. In: : . Paper presented at 39th EGOS Colloquium, Cagliari, Italy, July 6-8, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A two factor-model of the meaningfulness of routines
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study takes its starting point in the question of what makes routines meaningful. Despite the well-established understanding of the importance of both well-functioning routines in primary health care, and the benefits associated with meaningful work, research to date has not integrated the two streams of research. Therefore, the purpose is to increase the understanding of meaningful routines. Based on interviews with three different professional categories in primary healthcare, and a thematic analysis on a latent level, the notion of a two-factor model for meaningful routines is proposed. In the analysis, the two-factor notion is used as a sensitizing concept, and nine factors explaining practitioners' sense of non-meaninglessness and six factors explaining meaningfulness in routines are identified. Thereby, the paper contributes to a better understanding of both what enables a sense of meaningfulness in routines and how different professional roles in the workplace differ in their perceptions. Practically, the results also open for improved routine practices that should consider the individual-collective dichotomy of meaningful routines and the challenge resulting from the fact that what enables meaningfulness in routines for one profession might be what erodes meaningfulness for another.

National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-214641 (URN)
Conference
39th EGOS Colloquium, Cagliari, Italy, July 6-8, 2023
Available from: 2023-09-21 Created: 2023-09-21 Last updated: 2023-09-22Bibliographically approved
Musrepova, B., Biedenbach, T. & Jacobsson, M. (2023). Orchestrators, ambassadors and brokers: understanding informal roles for the enabling of digital ambidexterity in construction firms. In: : . Paper presented at the 39th ARCOM Conference, Leeds, UK, September 4-6, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Orchestrators, ambassadors and brokers: understanding informal roles for the enabling of digital ambidexterity in construction firms
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Much of the research on digitalisation in construction has been devoted to understanding the challenges and potentials of new digital technologies on an industry or firm level. Less attention has been devoted to the underlying micro-foundations needed to successfully exploit existing and explore new digital technologies, so-called digital ambidexterity. More specifically, the practices and actions of individual project practitioners and their roles in enabling digital ambidexterity needs further attention. Therefore, this article aims to increase the understanding of practitioners’ roles in enabling digital ambidexterity. Empirically, the study is based on 15 semi- structured interviews, 5 days of on-site observations, and other secondary data. The study identifies three key practitioner roles: orchestrators, ambassadors, and brokers. Also, a process model is developed that connects these practitioners and their practices and explains how digital ambidexterity is enabled. Thereby, the paper offers new insights into the micro-foundations of enabling digital ambidexterity in construction firms. 

Keywords
Ambidexterity, Digital technologies, Micro-foundations, Project actors
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-214497 (URN)
Conference
the 39th ARCOM Conference, Leeds, UK, September 4-6, 2023
Available from: 2023-09-19 Created: 2023-09-19 Last updated: 2023-09-19
Jacobsson, M. & Linderoth, H. (2023). The challenges of trying something new: On (in)congruence and (in)consistency of technological frames in a Swedish railway infrastructure case. In: : . Paper presented at the 39th ARCOM Conference, Leeds, UK, September 4-6, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The challenges of trying something new: On (in)congruence and (in)consistency of technological frames in a Swedish railway infrastructure case
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on the rarely sought micro-level conditions of digitalisation for inter-organisational collaboration. Based on the “technology frame of reference” (TFR) Theory, this study aims at increasing the understanding of group-level (in)congruence and (in)consistency in the adoption and use of new digital technology in the AEC industry. The studied infrastructure case involves two actor groups currently in the process of adopting a new digital geotechnical data management system which is expected to impact both work processes and practices. Based on document analysis, semi-structured interviews, and observations of the adoption process unfolding, we analyse how the differences and similarities in technology frames influence the adoption and use of the new system. It can be concluded that, to date, no major (in)congruences or (in)consistencies exist, but different dimensions of framing spanning from operational to strategic.

Keywords
Digitalisation, Technological frames, Inter-organisational, Collaboration
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-214215 (URN)
Conference
the 39th ARCOM Conference, Leeds, UK, September 4-6, 2023
Available from: 2023-09-08 Created: 2023-09-08 Last updated: 2023-09-08
Jacobsson, M. & Söderholm, A. (2022). An essay on ‘Homo Projecticus’: ontological assumptions in the projectified society. International Journal of Project Management, 40(4), 315-319
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An essay on ‘Homo Projecticus’: ontological assumptions in the projectified society
2022 (English)In: International Journal of Project Management, ISSN 0263-7863, E-ISSN 1873-4634, Vol. 40, no 4, p. 315-319Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This essay argues that as a consequence of the projectified society there is a need to consider the individual as inherently different from what rational and administrative decision-making ontologies suggest. ’Homo Projecticus’ is introduced as a new set of ontological assumptions, and the aim of this essay is to outline its characteristics and discuss its implications. In contrast to previous assumptions, we argue that the projectified society produces action seeking individuals who are guided by the notion that life is organized within multiple temporal contexts that both follow each other and exist in parallel. Thus, a key concern is how to create boundaries, or limits, in ways that enable action. Two key mechanisms are used: ‘time bracketing’ to define time limits, and ‘scope bracketing’ to define issues or tasks. Consequently, with an aim of completing tasks through appropriate actions, the rationality guiding decision-making and actions is ‘bounded by brackets’, which means that, in contrast to previous ontologies, the limits for rationality are created by the decision-makers themselves. Through bracketing, sensible segments are created, which enables action to be reached.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Homo Projecticus, Ontology, Philosophy of science, Project studies, Project management
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-190454 (URN)10.1016/j.ijproman.2021.11.004 (DOI)000805814000001 ()2-s2.0-85120001706 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-12-15 Created: 2021-12-15 Last updated: 2023-06-01Bibliographically approved
Wilson, T. & Jacobsson, M. (2022). Social constructs and two factor successes: the Sydney opera house. In: : . Paper presented at Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) Conference, Gannon University, Pennsylvania, USA, June 2-4, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social constructs and two factor successes: the Sydney opera house
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Megaprojects are big and bold, but they almost always overshoot in costs and time. Their patterns tend to follow the ‘iron law’ of megaprojects, “over budget, over time, over and over again”. In this regard, the poster child of megaproject failures is the Sydney Opera House. That is, among alleged failures, it is one of the worst. Built in 1959-1973, it had a 1,400 % overrun in cost and ran six years behind schedule. That approach to evaluation is harsh.  Both of us has been to Sydney and have visited the Opera House. Since it opened in 1973 the Opera House has repaid its A$100 million many times over as a tourist attraction and as a cultural center, the expert evaluation report to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, 2007 asserted, “It stands by itself as one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind”. Consequently, we are motivated to look at success in megaprojects. In that regard, the purpose of this paper is to continue the extended processes used for megaproject evaluations. In particular, it introduces the concepts of social construct reality and a two-factor approach to assessing success. The paper should be of interest to economists because it relates to commissioning of ultra-large projects and their eventual paybacks. 

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-197488 (URN)
Conference
Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) Conference, Gannon University, Pennsylvania, USA, June 2-4, 2022
Available from: 2022-06-29 Created: 2022-06-29 Last updated: 2023-06-01Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, M. & Linderoth, H. (2022). Towards improved dissemination of results from strategic innovation programmes: the case of 'Smart Built Environment'. In: World building conference 2022: book of abstracts. Paper presented at CIB World Building Congress 2022, Melboourne, Australia, June 27-30, 2022 (pp. 12-12). , Article ID 243.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards improved dissemination of results from strategic innovation programmes: the case of 'Smart Built Environment'
2022 (English)In: World building conference 2022: book of abstracts, 2022, p. 12-12, article id 243Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Government-sponsored Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI) initiatives have lately become a common way to foster industry transformation. We report on a so-called Strategic Innovation Programme (SIP) in the Swedish built environment sector which constitutes such an initiative. More precisely, we investigate the process of disseminating results from the initiative, and the inherent challenges thereof, with the purpose to increase the understanding of how to better enable sector-wide dissemination of results from SIPs. The studied programme is backed by three state research agencies and corresponds to an investment of a total of 60 million euros over 12 years. It builds on a collaboration-oriented model where actors in the sector jointly identify, plan, and undertake RDI-efforts, with an overarching goal to find “... solutions to global social challenges and increase Sweden’s competitiveness”. Based on a combination of document analysis, semi-structured interviews, and focus group interviews, the challenges of reaching beyond involved actors with RDI-results are analysed. It is shown how successful dissemination is dependent on two essential preconditions (ambition and capacity), and how clarity of target group(s) in combination with the alignment between RDI-logic and the target group's frame of reference, inhibits or enables dissemination. The article ends with a discussion on an inherent dilemma identified in the quest of simultaneously trying to maximize successful dissemination and support sector-wide transformation. 

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-197489 (URN)
Conference
CIB World Building Congress 2022, Melboourne, Australia, June 27-30, 2022
Available from: 2022-06-29 Created: 2022-06-29 Last updated: 2022-07-04Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, M. & Linderoth, H. (2022). Why strategic innovation programs struggle with dissemination of results: the case of smart built environment. In: Apollo Tutesigensi; Chris Neilson (Ed.), ARCOM, thirty-eighth annual conference, 2022, September 5-7, Glasgow: working papers. Paper presented at The 38th ARCOM Conference: Build back wiser, Glasgow, Scotland, September 5-7, 2022 (pp. 100). ARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why strategic innovation programs struggle with dissemination of results: the case of smart built environment
2022 (English)In: ARCOM, thirty-eighth annual conference, 2022, September 5-7, Glasgow: working papers / [ed] Apollo Tutesigensi; Chris Neilson, ARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management , 2022, p. 100-Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates observed challenges of disseminating RDI-results from a Strategic Innovation Programme (SIP) in the Swedish built environment sector. The study combines document analysis, semi-structured interviews, and focus group interviews, to increase the understanding of how to better enable sector-wide dissemination of results from SIPs. It is shown how the dissemination of RDI-results is dependent on two preconditions (ambition and capacity), and how clarity of target group(s) in combination with the alignment between RDI-logic and the target group's frame of reference further inhibits or enables dissemination. It is concluded that ensuring these preconditions, and strengthening the alignment is key in improving sector-wide dissemination. However, in this, an inherent paradox must be dealt with in terms of not necessary prioritizing dissemination at the expense of norm-challenging ideas. Given that the overarching goal of SIP is to achieve industry transformation, merely promoting incremental (norm-aligned) change is not enough.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2022
Keywords
Dissemination of results, Research, Development & Innovation, Strategic Innovation Programmes
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-199267 (URN)
Conference
The 38th ARCOM Conference: Build back wiser, Glasgow, Scotland, September 5-7, 2022
Available from: 2022-09-09 Created: 2022-09-09 Last updated: 2023-05-31Bibliographically approved
Håkansson, O., Jacobsson, M., Linderoth, H., Moscati, A. & Samuelson, O. (2021). Challenges in measuring performance of collaborative R&D projects. In: Gabriela Fernandes, Lawrence Dooley, David O’Sullivan, Asbjørn Rolstadås (Ed.), Managing collaborative R&D projects: leveraging open innovation knowledge-flows for co-creation (pp. 317-329). Springer Nature
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges in measuring performance of collaborative R&D projects
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2021 (English)In: Managing collaborative R&D projects: leveraging open innovation knowledge-flows for co-creation / [ed] Gabriela Fernandes, Lawrence Dooley, David O’Sullivan, Asbjørn Rolstadås, Springer Nature, 2021, p. 317-329Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

While measuring the performance of collaborative research and development (R&D) projects is critical for both practitioners and academics, it is rarely straightforward in practice. Based on firsthand experience of the performance measurement practice within an extensive, long-term, Swedish innovation programme named Smart Built Environment, this chapter provides a reflective account of the setup and challenges experienced. The programme was launched in 2016 and is a long-term initiative of up to 12 years. Backed by three state research agencies, it is, to date, the single largest investment in innovation, R&D in digitalisation made in the Swedish built environment sector. This chapter is written as a collaborative autoethnography, with three out of the five authors having had firsthand experience of the specific measurement initiative analysed. The chapter describes how the visionary objectives of the programme, related to sustainability, time, cost and business logics, were developed and operationalised in practice. Furthermore, it is explained how several emergent challenges related to ambiguity in goal formulation, adaptation to contingencies of moving targets and temporal scope, and development of a multiplicity of assessment methods, were managed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2021
Series
Contributions to Management Science, ISSN 1431-1941, E-ISSN 2197-716X
Keywords
Collaborative, R&D, Projects, Performance, Challenges, Research and Development
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-181387 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-61605-2_18 (DOI)2-s2.0-85103576836 (Scopus ID)9783030616045 (ISBN)9783030616052 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-03-10 Created: 2021-03-10 Last updated: 2023-03-27Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, M. & Jałocha, B. (2021). Four images of projectification: an integrative review. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 14(7), 1583-1604
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Four images of projectification: an integrative review
2021 (English)In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 14, no 7, p. 1583-1604Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The aim of this article is to give an overview of the development and current state of projectification research. The inquiry was driven by a threefold research question: How has projectification been understood and defined over time, what has the trajectory of the development been and what are the main trends and emerging ideas?

Design/methodology/approach: The article is an integrative literature review of research done on the notion of projectification to date. An interdisciplinary, integrative literature review was conducted using Scopus and Web of Science as primary sources of data collection. The full data set consists of 123 journal articles, books, book chapters and conference contributions. With the data set complete, a thematic analysis was conducted.

Findings: Among other things, the review outlines the development and scope of projectification research from 1995 until 2021 and discusses four emerging images of projectification: projectification as a managerial approach, projectification as a societal trend, projectification as a human state and projectification as a philosophical issue. These characteristics emphasize some common features of each of the images but also imply that the way projectification is understood changes depending on the paradigmatic perspective taken by the researcher, the time and place in which the observation was made and the level of observation.

Originality/value: The authors have outlined and discussed four images of projectification – projectification as a managerial approach, projectification as a societal trend, projectification as a human state and projectification as a philosophical issue – where each image represents a special take on projectification with some prevalent characteristics. By doing this, the authors provide a systematic categorization of research to date and thus a basis upon which other researchers can build when furthering the understanding of projectification at large.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
Keywords
Project management, Project management research, Thematic analysis, Projectification, Literature review
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-187125 (URN)10.1108/IJMPB-12-2020-0381 (DOI)000692187700001 ()2-s2.0-85114176419 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-09-02 Created: 2021-09-02 Last updated: 2021-12-16Bibliographically approved
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