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Westin, Olle
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Bro, A., Gunnarsson, C. & Westin, O. (2013). On the road towardsreinforced cooperation: Emerging structures forco-production between the public sector and the social economy. In: : . Paper presented at 4th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy, October 24-26, 2013, University of Antwerp.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the road towardsreinforced cooperation: Emerging structures forco-production between the public sector and the social economy
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The social economy in Sweden is a part of the frame of society primarily based on democracy and social purposes. The organizations within the social economy (e.g. cooperatives, voluntary organizations and nonprofit associations) are neither coupled to public nor to private profit driven business. They are freestanding, mainly financed by member subventions but also through different forms of mandates and financial support from the public sector.

 

However, new forms of collaborative arrangements between the public sector and the social economy are needed.  The social economy in Sweden is increasingly compelled by expectations and inquiries from the public driven sector to take on extended assignments or to modify improved contractual agreements. A one-sided view, where municipalities and country councils mainly are seen as benefit deliverers is expected to be replaced by a more reciprocal composite model of cooperation.

 

In one of the Swedish regions – the Örebro region, a center for Social economy and social innovations is going to be established as a result of a long term development work during the last three decades. To understand the emergence of the actual situation there is a need to describe and analyze the history of development activities carried out. This is done by the empirical examples given in the study that shows a multi-facetted interplay between individual actors and support structures emerging social economy.

 

The purpose of this paper is hence to investigate and describe the emergence of these support structures and to contribute to a deeper understanding of this process. An integrative frame of reference is chosen through the lenses of governance and value creation theories.

 

The result indicates new forms of public governance. The public sector finances the operations and partly controls it through specific contracts/agreements, but ongoing operations take place outside the control of the public sector. This study shows that transitions according to ideal types put attention on different patterns emerging support structures which emphasize the interface between sector domains and the social economy. Approaches on networked governance that account for value creation are particularly needed in future research to gain more knowledge about collective forms in multi-level transitions and the new role of the social economy.

Keywords
Social economy, governance, value creation, network and ideal types
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-62720 (URN)
Conference
4th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy, October 24-26, 2013, University of Antwerp
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-11-21 Last updated: 2019-04-05Bibliographically approved
Westin, O. & Roberts, H. (2010). Interventionist research – the puberty years: an introduction to the special issue. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 7(1), 5-12
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interventionist research – the puberty years: an introduction to the special issue
2010 (English)In: Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, ISSN 1176-6093, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 5-12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction and overview of the various papers in this special issue.Design/methodology/approach – A short discussion of the main quests of interventionist research and how these are related to the papers in this special issue, is undertaken.Findings – The essence of interventionist research is its methodological location, researching where practice and theory meet.Research limitations/implications – Interventionist research places strong demands on the individual researcher's interpretative, social, and abstracting skills in order to carry observations to ontological and epistemological levels.Practical implications – Interventionist research is rich in research designs and specific intervention types. Selecting the “right” one is strongly related to the connection the researcher makes with the social context she/he will operate in. Changes over time in both design and intervention can be expected, given the dynamic, longitudinal and interactive nature of interventionist research.Originality/value – This special issue provides examples of a varied set of interventionist research situations, including the selection of typical intervention methods and how knowledge contributions were extracted.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2010
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11802 (URN)10.1108/11766091011034253 (DOI)
Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Gunnarsson, C. & Westin, O. (2008). Public value creation in intrapreneurial ventures . In:  . Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Accounting, Auditing and Management in Public Sector Reforms, 3 - 5 September 2008, Amsterdam.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Public value creation in intrapreneurial ventures 
2008 (English)In:  , 2008Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11804 (URN)
Conference
5th International Conference on Accounting, Auditing and Management in Public Sector Reforms, 3 - 5 September 2008, Amsterdam
Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2019-04-05Bibliographically approved
Westin, O. & Roberts, H. (2007). It's just a thought: acting out the “interpretive act” of action research. Paper presented at MCA/ENROAC/MACORG, 7th International Management Control Resarch Conference, Paris, France, September 2007.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>It's just a thought: acting out the “interpretive act” of action research
2007 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11806 (URN)
Conference
MCA/ENROAC/MACORG, 7th International Management Control Resarch Conference, Paris, France, September 2007
Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Westin, O. & Roberts, H. (2005). Accounting for working knowledge: the role of local information systems in supporting knowledge management. Paper presented at The 28th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Gothemburg, Sweden, May 18-20, 2005.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Accounting for working knowledge: the role of local information systems in supporting knowledge management
2005 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11807 (URN)
Conference
The 28th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Gothemburg, Sweden, May 18-20, 2005
Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Westin, O. & Roberts, H. (2005). Consequences of downsizing activities: a study of a change process at a university hospital in Sweden between 1994 and 2004. Paper presented at The 28th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Gothemburg, Sweden, May 18-20, 2005.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Consequences of downsizing activities: a study of a change process at a university hospital in Sweden between 1994 and 2004
2005 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11808 (URN)
Conference
The 28th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Gothemburg, Sweden, May 18-20, 2005
Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Westin, O., Roberts, H. & Avdic, A. (2005). Lookin' for a reason: local knowledge and the changing of control practices. Paper presented at MCA/ENROAC conference Antwerp, 7-9, April 2005.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lookin' for a reason: local knowledge and the changing of control practices
2005 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies; Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11809 (URN)
Conference
MCA/ENROAC conference Antwerp, 7-9, April 2005
Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Engelbertsson, B. & Westin, O. (2005). Läkarsekreteraryrket: historia, nutid och framtid. Tam-revy (1), 5-12
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Läkarsekreteraryrket: historia, nutid och framtid
2005 (Swedish)In: Tam-revy, no 1, p. 5-12Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Business Administration Economic History
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11821 (URN)
Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Westin, O. & Olsson, L. (2003). En lärande sjukhusklinik: en longitudiell processtudie av en klinik i förnyelse. Paper presented at NFF-conference, Reykjavik, August 2003.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En lärande sjukhusklinik: en longitudiell processtudie av en klinik i förnyelse
2003 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11810 (URN)
Conference
NFF-conference, Reykjavik, August 2003
Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Westin, O. & Koskela, H. (2003). Profession och förvaltning på¨en sjukhusklinik: nya arenor för beslutsfattande och ändrade kommunikationsvägar. Paper presented at NFF-conference, Reykjavik, August 2003.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Profession och förvaltning på¨en sjukhusklinik: nya arenor för beslutsfattande och ändrade kommunikationsvägar
2003 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11811 (URN)
Conference
NFF-conference, Reykjavik, August 2003
Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
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