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Hansson, M., Gottfridsson, H. & Raanaes, S. (2019). The Boss and Daddy's Little Girl: On the Costruction of Gender in Swedish Business Media. Gender in Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Boss and Daddy's Little Girl: On the Costruction of Gender in Swedish Business Media
2019 (English)In: Gender in Management, ISSN 1754-2413, E-ISSN 1754-2421Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
Gender, Media, Discourse analysis, Vocabulary, Discursive practice
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-71625 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-21 Created: 2019-01-21 Last updated: 2019-01-21Bibliographically approved
Hansson, M. (2017). Organizational Closedown and the Process of Deconstruction and Creativity. Culture and Organization, 23(3), 238-256
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational Closedown and the Process of Deconstruction and Creativity
2017 (English)In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 238-256Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper outlines an analysis of how the deconstruction of organizational, management control and performance management structures affects performances and how workers make sense of enhanced efforts and practices of creativity, in a situation when facing a certainty of job loss as of the closedown of the organization. In this paper, we have shown that the deconstruction of structures generate positive performance outcomes, and that such relation is being mediated by workers identity. We have also shown that identity work under a process of organizational closedown generate certain creativity. By doing so, this paper contributes to the literature on creativity and deconstruction by developing an emergent model where workers identity mediates formal structures in relation to performance. This paper contributes to the literature on closedowns by extending its analytical and theoretical domains, proving alternative, yet complementary and mediating explanations to the causes of drivers to enhanced performances during the process of closedown.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2017
Keywords
Creativity, closedown, deconstruction, identity, sensemaking, structure
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-46927 (URN)10.1080/14759551.2015.1060231 (DOI)000396839700005 ()2-s2.0-85013345063 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-12-02 Created: 2015-12-02 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Hansson, M. (2017). Sweden - At the end of the road: the process of plant closure (2ed.). In: Liza Castro Christiansen, Bård Kuvaas, Michal Biron, Elaine Farndale (Ed.), Global human resource management casebook: (pp. 112-124). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden - At the end of the road: the process of plant closure
2017 (English)In: Global human resource management casebook / [ed] Liza Castro Christiansen, Bård Kuvaas, Michal Biron, Elaine Farndale, New York: Routledge, 2017, 2, p. 112-124Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2017 Edition: 2
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-47821 (URN)978-1-13-894997-3 (ISBN)978-1-13-894996-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-29 Created: 2016-01-29 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Hansson, M. (2017). Sweden - At the End of the Road: The Process of Plant Closure: Teaching Notes (2ed.). In: Castro Chrisiansen, L.; Kuvaas, B.; Biron, M.; Farndale, E. (Ed.), Global Human Resource Management Casebook: . New York: Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden - At the End of the Road: The Process of Plant Closure: Teaching Notes
2017 (English)In: Global Human Resource Management Casebook / [ed] Castro Chrisiansen, L.; Kuvaas, B.; Biron, M.; Farndale, E., New York: Taylor & Francis, 2017, 2Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Taylor & Francis, 2017 Edition: 2
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70130 (URN)978-1-138-94997-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-12 Created: 2018-11-12 Last updated: 2018-11-12Bibliographically approved
Hansson, M., Gottfridsson, H. & Raanaes, S. (2016). The Boss and Daddy’s Little Girl: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Construction of Gender in Business Media. In: European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS): Conference Proceedings. Paper presented at 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, Organizing in the Shadow of Power, Naples, Italy, July 7-9, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Boss and Daddy’s Little Girl: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Construction of Gender in Business Media
2016 (English)In: European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS): Conference Proceedings, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sweden is often considered as one of the most equal countries in the world, but not necessarily when it comes to the gender distribution among senior mangers. The aim of this study is to examine how gender is constructed in Swedish business media regarding senior managers in the private sector. The purpose is, from a critical perspective, to analyze the norms of gender in the society through identification of the media discourse in business media. We are theorizing and analyzing why the media discourse and gender is constructed the way it is, because in the end we want to make a change towards gender equality with reference to senior managers in the private sector. We can conclude that there is clearly a distinct difference in construction of gender in the business media. Here we show that the construction mediates an idea of the male as a more legitimate and natural leader than the female and contains an explicit establishment of gender, at least regarding the female leader. Another conclusion is that the media discourse and gender construction are clearly influenced by the arguments in gender and leadership theories and foremost by the theories of feminine leadership.

National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-47822 (URN)
Conference
32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, Organizing in the Shadow of Power, Naples, Italy, July 7-9, 2016
Available from: 2016-01-29 Created: 2016-01-29 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Gandolfi, F. & Hansson, M. (2015). A Global Perspective on the Non-financial Consequences of Downsizing. Review of International Comparative Management, 16(2), 185-204
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Global Perspective on the Non-financial Consequences of Downsizing
2015 (English)In: Review of International Comparative Management, ISSN 1582-3458, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 185-204Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Firms engage in workforce downsizing for a multitude of reasons, generating a myriad of consequences and implications at organizational, sub-group, and individual levels of analysis. The downsizing literature is extensive, reflecting the prevalence of this management practice in North America and around the globe. Despite the large body of research, there is scarce evidence regarding the success of the downsizing strategy when assessed from financial, organizational, and human resource perspectives. This paper demonstrates that there are patterns in downsizing practices irrespective of country of origin. Internationally-oriented firms adopt similar strategies and practices to handle external threats or internal inefficiencies and experience similar outcomes. Also, there is substantial empirical evidence from multiple countries suggesting that executives have adopted downsizing activities as a strategy, driven by a deep-seated belief that these strategies will improve organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and overall financial performance. The paper shows that managers often experience a crisis mentality following the planning and implementation of downsizing and fail to make effective long-term plans for the firm and its constituencies. Furthermore, executives have a tendency to inadequately prepare for the aftermath of downsizing, and fail to understand how downsizing survivors will be affected by workforce reduction activities. Finally, the authors argue that firms mitigate some of the negative effects by providing training for survivors and introducing human resource policies and plans to mediate the after-effects of downsizing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academy of Economic Studies, 2015
Keywords
downsizing; consequences; implications; global
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-46937 (URN)
Available from: 2015-12-02 Created: 2015-12-02 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved
Hansson, M. (2015). Theory and Method in Downsizing Research. In: Centre for Global HRM, At Gothenburg: . Paper presented at Centrum för Global HRM.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theory and Method in Downsizing Research
2015 (English)In: Centre for Global HRM, At Gothenburg, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-40874 (URN)
Conference
Centrum för Global HRM
Available from: 2015-01-12 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Bell, E., Tienari, J. & Hansson, M. (2014). Introduction: Organizational death. Culture and Organization, 20(1), 1-6
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Organizational death
2014 (English)In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 1-6Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2014
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33282 (URN)10.1080/14759551.2014.866779 (DOI)000328812800001 ()2-s2.0-84891098824 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-02-06 Created: 2014-01-24 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved
Hansson, M. (2014). Organizational death and sensemaking: How workers make sense of enhanced efforts. In: : . Paper presented at European Group for Organizational Studies.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational death and sensemaking: How workers make sense of enhanced efforts
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-40876 (URN)
Conference
European Group for Organizational Studies
Available from: 2015-01-12 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Hansson, M., Wigblad, R. & Rydell, A. (2014). Plant closures, temporary workers and a management controlled setting: Further evidence on the Closedown effect. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Work Life Conference 2014 (pp. 1-10).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Plant closures, temporary workers and a management controlled setting: Further evidence on the Closedown effect
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper challenges the reach of previous research on organizational death and closedowns, by analyzingempirical evidence from cases where the control system during the closedown period was intact. Here we analyzeScanias closure concerned two plants in Sweden. In contrast to previously reported closedown cases, Scaniamaintained their management and control system and kept on "business as usual" throughout the closedownprocesses. Still, a Closedown effect was recorded. In our analysis, we elaborate on a set of complementary yetchallenging explanations to the Closedown effect and put specific emphasis on two aspects; a maintained sociallyresponsible management control system and the high level of temporary workers that were present in operationsduring the closedown process. This paper extends both the theoretical and empirical domains of the plant closureresearch. Theoretically, the paper elaborates on possible implications with these new empirical findings on handconcerning further understanding of the Closedown effect. Empirically, this paper encounter one case in whichcorporate management initiated both capital investments and implemented a newly designed product and productionprocess, during the closedown process, i.e. practicing a strong management control.

Keywords
Closedown, Labor productivity, Management control, Plant closure, Temporary workers
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-40875 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Work Life Conference 2014
Available from: 2015-01-12 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved
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