oru.sePublications
Change search
Refine search result
1 - 29 of 29
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the Create feeds function.
  • 1. Brekke, Ole Andreas
    et al.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Ekspertise, politikk eller dialog?: Nettutvikling i Norge, Sverige og Storbritannia2012Report (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Brekke, Ole Andreas
    et al.
    Uni Rokkansenteret, Bergen, Norway.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Fra samkjøring til overkjøring?: Norsk nettutvikling i lys av erfaringer fra Sverige og Storbritannia2012In: Plan: Tidsskrift for samfunnsplanlegging, byplan & regional utvikling, ISSN 1504-3045, Vol. 44, no 6, p. 22-28Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [no]

    Utbygging av det norske strømnettet har hatt stor offentlig oppmerksomhet de siste årene, ikke minst på grunn av den såkalte «monstermast-debatten» i 2010. I mars 2012 la regjeringen frem en egen stortingsmelding om nettpolitikken, der planene for neste generasjon sentralnett ble presentert (St.meld. 14, 2011–2012). Nettmeldingen legger opp til store nyinvesteringer, samt et endret system for behovsavklaring, planlegging og konsesjonsbehandling. Nettutvikling må således forventes å skape bråk også i tiden som kommer. I denne artikkelen diskuterer vi norsk nettutvikling i et historisk perspektiv, der det svenske og britiske systemet blir brukt som kontraster for å få frem norske utfordringer.

  • 3. Brekke, Ole Andreas
    et al.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Ruud, Audun
    Batel, Susana
    Albrecht, Martin
    Smart, but is It Sustainable?: The Importance of Reconciling Non-Technical Concerns in Grid-Development Policies2014In: The political economy of renewable energy and energy security: common challenges and national responses in Japan, China and Northern Europe / [ed] Moe, E. & Midford, P., Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, p. 175-193Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 4.
    Carlsen, Benedicte
    et al.
    UNI Rokkansenteret, Bergen, Norway.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    ’Når pengene rår, forsvinner andre verdier i systemet’: Helsearbeideres syn på den norske samhandlingsreformen2013In: Nordiske organisasjonsstudier, ISSN 1501-8237, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 29-54Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How do key personnel un derstand and experience the many public sector reforms? This is at the core of this article, which focuses on the Norwegian Coordination Reform. The article is based on an exploratory indepth study of health care professionals through focus group interviews. Considering the numerous health care re  forms in Norway the last decades, as well as previous empirical and theoretical studies of such reforms, we had expected to find reform fatigue and signs of only superficial adaptation to the reform. In the analyzes of group discussions, however, we find little support for a symbolic adaptation to the reform, and informants express a positive basic attitude to the main ideas of the reform, such as better coordination between hospitals and municipalities and strengthening of expertise at the municipal level. An important exception is the attitude toward the financial incentives, where the informants consistently expressed skepticism. The article thoroughly explains this aspect. The study utilizes a qualitative approach and is based on data collected through eight semistructured focus groups and two individual interviews during winter 2011/2012, where a total of 35 in formants participated.

  • 5. Knagenhjelm, Marius
    et al.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Barrierer mot vindkraft: En analyse av holdninger i lokalbefolkningen. Fase 1: forundersøkelse basert på telefonintervju2005Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [no]

    Notatet dokumenterer fase 1 av prosjektet ”Barrierer mot vindkraft” som omfatter en telefonisk spørreundersøkelse om lokalbefolkningens holdninger til vindkraft i tre lokaliteter: Utsira, Havøysund og Karmøy. Undersøkelsen danner et grunnlag for senere faser i prosjektet der vi skal utføre en postal spørreundersøkelse, analysere lokalavisers dekning av vindkraftutbygging, foreta dybdeintervju av nøkkelinformanter samt systematisere kunnskap om barrierer mot vindkraft.

  • 6.
    Lundberg, Kjetil G.
    et al.
    Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    From translation of ideas to translocal relations: shifting heuristics from Scandinavian Neo-Institutional Theory to institutional ethnography2019In: Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region / [ed] Rebecca W. B. Lund & Ann Christin E. Nilsen, London: Routledge, 2019, 1, p. 39-50Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    “Scandinavian neo-institutionalism” (SNIT) is an influential school within organisational research and institutional theory in the Nordic research context and beyond. As a social constructivist tradition in organisational research, it has contributed to the international research on loose couplings and translation of ideas. Although influential, we argue that SNIT has shortcomings when it comes to understanding power, actors and agency. This chapter offers a critical discussion of how Institutional Ethnography (IE) can provide fruitful avenues for this research tradition by addressing human actors as well as practices of power in the study of organisations. Firstly, the chapter presents central aspects of SNIT and discusses its relation to institutional theory. In doing so, it identifies shortcomings in how these traditions address human relations and power. Secondly, the chapter presents and discusses IE’s potential to close the identified gaps. IE directs attention to processes of change within contemporary organisations and, using the concepts of ruling relations and the translocal, provides an alternative to the neo-institutional concepts of travel and translation.

  • 7.
    Lundberg, Kjetil G.
    et al.
    Uni Rokkansenteret, Bergen, Norway.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    Institutt for administrasjon og organisasjonsvitskap, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Institusjonell etnografi: Ei inspirasjonskjelde for den skandinaviske organisasjonsteorien?2014In: Nordiske organisasjonsstudier, ISSN 1501-8237, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 30-50Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    At the core of this article is neo-institutional theory’s dominance in contemporary organizational research. This theory has, among other things, contributed to the understanding of symbolic and cultural aspects of organizations and their surroundings, and how ideas and concepts travel and translate. At the same time, the theory has been criticized for having unclear concepts of actors and power, and that practical aspects of how ideas travel is undertheorized. As a possible inspiration for neoinstitutional theory, we present institutional ethnography (IE). We argue that IE can give impulses to a deeper understanding of processes of change within contemporary organizations. In particular, we discuss how IE can provide an alternative to the neoinstitutional concepts of travel and translation. This is done through a rich conceptual methodology where the level of actors is utilized in order to understand organizational ideas as part of the ruling relations.

  • 8.
    Lundberg, Kjetil
    et al.
    Uni Research Rokkansenteret, Bergen, Norway.
    Sataøen, Hogne
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Kvalitativ Sykepleieforskning: En studie av refleksjoner om forskerens situering2016In: Klinisk Sygepleje, ISSN 0902-2767, E-ISSN 1903-2285, no 4, p. 254-267Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: In qualitative research, the relation between the researcher and the informants requires reflection. This is particularly important where researchers and fields are closely linked, e.g. through professional education or work experience.

    Aim: To examine how qualitative nursing researchers reflect upon their membership in the groups or areas being studied.

    Methods: By employing content analysis, the article investigates how articles in the Nordic Journal for Nursing Research reflect upon researcher positioning. The sample includes 57 articles using qualitative research methods.

    Result: We find a lack of reflections regarding the researchers' position, but to the extent it is done, we often find variations of an ideal wherein educated nurses are seen as being in a privileged position to conduct qualitative research within the health care sector. We analyse this ideal in light of the emergence of nursing science as discipline, and in light of the “insider / outsider” debate in the social sciences.

    Conclusion: While this ideal contains valid aspects related to experience-based insights and practice related knowledge, it also contains a normative dimension where justifications of the researchers’ own positions are important.

  • 9. Olafsson, Kjartan
    et al.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Evaluering av "Gult Kort"2006Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [no]

    Gult kort er et prøveprosjekt som er gjennomført i Flora kommune i perioden mellom september 2004 og desember 2005, gjennom et samarbeid mellom fastlegene ved Legegruppa SMS, Sunnfjord Medisinske Senter og NAV trygd Flora. Vestlandsforsking har bidratt i evalueringen av prosjektet som er finansiert av FARVE, forsøksvirksomheten til arbeids og velferdsetaten.

    Hovedmålet med prosjektet var å prøve ut et nytt kommunikasjonsverktøy –Gult kort- som siktet inn mot å stimulere til arbeidsplassdialog om muligheter. Spesielt var dette tilfellet i situasjoner der arbeidstaker hadde stor restarbeidsevne, men der sykemelding normalt ville være det eneste alternativet.

    Evalueringen av Gult kort består av ulike analyser: kvantitative analyser rettet mot effekt av ulike funksjoner i systemet; kvalitative caseanalyser der enkeltstående tilfeller blir grundig fulgt, og over tid. Hovedspørsmålet i evalueringsarbeidet var å kartlegge i hvilken grad Gult kort er egnet til å redusere sykefraværet i arbeidslivet.

    Denne rapporten dokumenterer og evaluerer Gult kort.

  • 10.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, Bergen, Norway.
    Building the hydrogen highway: the visions of a large-scale hydrogen project in Norway2008In: Sociological research online, ISSN 1360-7804, E-ISSN 1360-7804, Vol. 13, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper focuses on the visions incorporated by the Hydrogen Road in Norway ( HyNor) project. This is a large-scale project that aims to demonstrate real life implementation of hydrogen in the transport sector in Norway. The starting point of the analysis is that visions play an important role in technological projects. Visions carry, communicate and construct valid practices and meanings in technology. Consequently, visions in technological projects should be a matter of analysis. The following paper discusses both the meaning of technological visions and the kinds of visions that have been deployed in the HyNor project. This discussion shows that HyNor's visions are numerous, flexible and dynamic. Furthermore the ambivalence and tension in the project's visions represent a challenge that needs to be dealt with.

  • 11.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    Department of Administration and Organisation Theory, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Higher education as object for corporate and nation branding: between equality and flagships2015In: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, ISSN 1360-080X, E-ISSN 1469-9508, Vol. 37, no 6, p. 702-717Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Branding has become an important issue within higher education. The use of core value statements and visions are expressions of this. To be a successful brand, organisations must also make sure they are different from others. However, in both the scholarly discourse and in political rhetoric, the Nordic model highlights equal access to education and opportunities for all. Values such as egalitarianism and diversity may be difficult to fit into a frame of reference where excellence is at the centre. Historically higher education has also been an important part of nation branding initiatives. This paper asks how different branding perspectives (corporate branding and nation branding) are matched and harmonised with respect to higher education in two Nordic countries. The study shows that there is a lack of harmonisation between nation branding and corporate branding, and that the discourse on excellence is not conducive to differentiation at the organisational level.

  • 12.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Omdømmearbeid i norske helseforetak: både selvsagt og suspekt2011In: Substans og framtreden: omdømmehåndtering i offentlig sektor / [ed] Wæraas, Arild; Byrkjeflot, Haldor & Angell, Svein Ivar, Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2011, p. 133-146Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Regulokratene: Den nye styringsprofesjonen?2018In: Norsk sosiologisk tidsskrift, ISSN 1590-7929, E-ISSN 1936-4660, Vol. 2, no 6, p. 481-499Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    What characterizes the regulocrats within the higher education sector in Norway andSweden? How can the regulocrats’ role be related to the development of specific instituti-onal designs within the higher education sector? These questions are answered by meansof empirical studies of regulocrats in Norway and Sweden, within the field of higher edu-cation regulation. The regulocrats are an emerging profession working in autonomoussingle purpose regulatory agencies. The profession is increasingly important to the imp-lementation of policy and regulation. There is surprisingly little empirical evidence aboutthis professional role, and the article shows that the professionalization of the regulocratsis related to the ideal of independence. The emerging profession contributes to the insti-tutional design of regulocracy or regulatory capitalism, which implies a transformation ofthe classical bureaucracy in the modern administrative state, where all (both organizations,groups and individuals) are expected to invest more in regulation, understood as monito-ring, supervision, transparency and control. Within the higher education sector, regulati-ons are perceived as important because they benefit (the individual) students and creategood conditions for making rational choices in the education market. Although the regu-locrats in Norway and Sweden share much of the same professional ideals, there are alsodifferences between the two countries. Where the Swedish regulocrats are formalistic, theNorwegian counterpart is sensitive.

  • 14.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Sub-sector branding and nation branding: the case of higher education2019In: Corporate Communications. An International Journal, ISSN 1356-3289, E-ISSN 1758-6046, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 425-438Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: This paper concerns public sub-sector branding within the higher education (HE) system. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how public sub-sector branding within HE is organized and how it is influenced by the use of national values, traits and characteristics.

    Design/methodology/approach: The study relies on two data sources: first, the paper benefits from a data set of one-stop web-portals for HE from the 23 countries listed in Times Higher Education’s top-60 universities ranking. Second, it builds on a sample and brief overview of Norway’s sub-sector branding of its HE sector.

    Findings: Expert authorities within the HE sector are legally and organizationally responsible for sub-sector branding, and they establish coordinated and coherent web-portals. In practice, however, nation-branding concerns are influencing on how the HE sub-sector is branded. The paper concludes with a discussion of democratic implications, and points to paradoxes arising from the use of national clichés and characteristics in this highly international sub-sector of the public realm.

    Originality/value: The paper informs discussions about public sub-sector branding within HE, a phenomenon that thus far has not been systematically studied. The practical applications of such a study are evident, as branding is becoming more important in the public sector in general, and in HE in particular.

  • 15.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    Institutt for administrasjon og organisasjonsvitenskap, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Åpne, mangfoldige og respektfulle?: Visjoner og kjerneverdier i norske og svenske høyere utdanningsinstitusjoner2014In: Högre Utbildning, ISSN 2000-7558, E-ISSN 2000-7558, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 95-108Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [no]

    De siste tiårenes reformer i sektoren for høyere utdanning har bidratt til at institusjonene i større grad agerer som organisasjoner i et marked. Universiteter og høyskoler må profilere seg og formidle utad hva som er deres karakteristika, fremtidsplaner og strategier. Et uttrykk for dette er bruken av visjoner og kjerneverdier når institusjonene presenterer seg selv. Denne studien undersøker norske og svenske universiteter og høyskolers bruk av kjerneverdier og visjoner. Ved hjelp av kvalitative og kvantitative analyser av verdier og visjonsformuleringer undersøker artikkelen hvilke identiteter og fremtidsbilder som uttrykkes. Studien viser at visjoner og verdier i dag i stor grad inngår som et standardrepertoar i universiteters og høyskolers selvpresentasjoner. Mens kjerneverdiene, som representerer institusjonenes identitet, tar utgangspunkt i et generelt offentlig etos og tradisjonelle akademiske verdier, er fremtidsvisjonene i sektoren sterkere preget av konkurranse og markedsorientering. En slik endring på uttrykks- og fremstillingsnivået i sektoren for høyere utdanning er interessant, og må forventes å ha konsekvenser for interne prosesser, hierarkier og strukturer i organisasjonene.

  • 16.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    et al.
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Aall, Carlo
    Mjøs, Tor
    Sijstermans, Ralph
    Lokale energiutredninger: Evalueringsrapport2007Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [no]

    Norges Vassdrags- og Energidirektorat har gitt Vestlandsforsking og Norconsult oppdraget å evaluere ordningen med lokale energiutredninger (LEU). Evalueringen skal kartlegge hvilke erfaringer ulike involverte aktører har, samt å peke på ulike forslag til forbedringer.

    Forskriften med lokale utredninger trådde i kraft 01.01.2003, og målet med ordningen var å bidra til åøke kunnskapen om lokal energiforsyning, stasjonær energibruk og hvilke alternativer som finnes på lokalt nivå. De lokale energiutredningene – som utarbeides av kommunenes områdekonsesjonærer – er først og fremst tenkt som et informasjonsvirkemiddel. Videre skal LEU stimulere til dialog mellom kommune, områdekonsesjonærer og andre lokale energiaktører.

    Gjennomgangen av ordningen, som er dokumentert i denne rapporten, har særlig fokus på i hvilken grad energiutredningen har bidratt til en vitalisering av den kommunale energipolitikken. Evalueringenskjer på bakgrunn av to ulike tilnærminger; en breddekartlegging og en dybdestudie.

  • 17.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    et al.
    Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, UNI Research, Bergen, Norway.
    Brekke, O. A.
    Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, UNI Research, Bergen, Norway.
    Batel, S.
    College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
    Albrecht, M.
    School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Towards a sustainable grid development regime?: A comparison of British, Norwegian, and Swedish grid development2015In: Energy Research & Social Science, ISSN 2214-6296, E-ISSN 2214-6326, Vol. 9, p. 178-187Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Currently, huge investments are being made in the electricity infrastructure in Europe. However, one third of the European grid investments are delayed, even though the majority of the population in Europe is in favour of a greener energy mix. This paradoxical situation is connected to the fact that although interdependent, the production and transportation sides of renewable energy sources are treated as two distinct processes. The two types of infrastructure undergo separate processes for development consent and are the target of opposition from various citizen groups. In this article we compare the British, Norwegian, and Swedish grid development regimes in order to analyse their opportunities and challenges. The comparison demonstrates that the regimes differ on significant aspects, e.g. different historical trajectories, technological setups, arguments, and main drivers. The article highlights the importance of achieving sustainable energy systems by relying on a sensible strategy for grid development, and the importance of moving beyond the focus on a sustainable, "green-fuelled" grid.

  • 18.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    et al.
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Brekke, Ole Andreas
    Angell, Svein Ivar
    Hardanger som småkraftregion: Frå industrikraft til kortreist kraft2014Report (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Nygård, Daniel
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Omdømmehåndtering i høyere utdanning: Argumentasjon og selvfremstilling i studiekataloger2018In: Nordiske organisasjonsstudier, ISSN 1501-8237, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 45-66Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Reputation management is an important practice for contemporary highereducation institutions. In this article, the viewbooks of 9 Norwegian universitiesand university colleges are analyzed. We find that higher educationinstitutions often communicate a complex, diverse and sometimes evencontradictory profile towards prospective students. Further, we find manysimilarities between the different viewbooks, and a limited degree of sharpdistinctions towards competitors. This is not in line with the dominatingrecommendations of the management literature on the topic, claiming thata strong reputation is built through consistent communication and differentiationvis-à-vis competitors. We ask if the findings signalize an institutionalizationof the image of which characteristics a “good higher educationinstitutions” must possess, limiting the space for reputation building througha more singular and distinct profile. Higher education institutions must payattention to diverse (and often conflicting) goals and values in their reputationmanagement, and incorporate them simultaneously in their communicationto achieve legitimacy.

  • 20.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    et al.
    Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway.
    Wæraas, A.
    School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.
    Branding without Unique Brands: Managing similarity and difference in a public sector context2015In: Public Management Review, ISSN 1471-9037, E-ISSN 1471-9045, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 443-461Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Corporate branding requires organizations to focus on uniqueness and differentiation. At the same time, public institutions must provide equal services in order to gain legitimacy. Hence, corporate branding in the public sector organizations has to handle two concerns simultaneously – securing legitimacy and building reputation. We examine this tension through interviews with communication managers in Norwegian hospitals. Despite large investments in techniques borrowed from corporate branding, the informants were reluctant to talk about branding. Instead, they were more oriented towards the universal character of their hospitals. Four explanations are put forward for why branding has an ambiguous position in Norwegian hospitals.

  • 21.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    et al.
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Wæraas, A.
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.
    Building a Sector Reputation: The Strategic Communication of National Higher Education2016In: International Journal of Strategic Communication, ISSN 1553-118X, E-ISSN 1553-1198, Vol. 10, no 3, p. 165-176Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    What characterises strategic communication aimed at building the reputation of an entire public subsector? This is the main question for this study, pursued through content analysis of one-stop web portals for national higher education from the 21 countries listed in the Times Higher Education’s Top 150 Universities ranking. Findings show that strategic communication is formed by national governments to depict their higher education sector as a coherent whole without letting prominent universities “represent” the higher education sector. The tension between similarity and difference that often occurs in public sector reputation-building is handled partly by emphasising similarity concerns in the structure and format of the presentations, and partly by emphasising differentiation concerns in the contents of the presentations. Furthermore, in contrast to previous studies addressing either the reputation management and branding efforts of single institutions, specific public sector entities, or those of nations, this study shows how higher education reputation-building integrates these different levels through strategic communication.

  • 22.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    et al.
    Department of Sociology, Stein Rokkan Center for Social Studies, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Wæraas, A.
    Department of Government, College of William and Mary, Virginia VA, United States.
    Part of the big family?: The ambiguity of leading public sector brands2011In: Public Leaderhip / [ed] Ramirez, J., Nova Science Publishers, Inc. , 2011, p. 39-54Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter presents the findings from a qualitative study of the challenges of brand leadership in a public sector context. Based on 27 interviews with directors of communications in Norwegian public hospitals, we demonstrate how the brand leadership philosophy in this context involves balancing branding techniques with a universalistic public service ethos. While brand leadership normally implies attempts to stand out as unique organizations, the particular context of the hospital sector makes it more important for the hospitals to demonstrate that they are part of a big family of hospitals.

  • 23.
    Sataøen, Hogne Lerøy
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Frå folkeopplysning til omdømmehandtering?  : om institusjonalisering og profesjonalisering av informasjons- & kommunikasjonsarbeid i norske sjukehus2011Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Sataøen, Hogne Lerøy
    Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Transforming the "€œThird Mission"€ in Norwegian Higher Education Institutions: A Boundary Object Theory Approach2018In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, Vol. 62, no 1, p. 52-67Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Higher education institutions (HEIs) in Norway have been subjected to several reforms in recent decades. There are transformed relationships between institutions and their environment, and higher educations’ third mission is emphasized. To improve our understanding of HEIs’ third mission, this paper employs boundary object theory, enabling us to see how shifting projects are shaped and negotiated within these institutions. The paper concludes with a discussion of five main projects that are evident in third-mission presentations: the entrepreneurial project, the local and regional involvement project, the mode 2 project, the popular-science project, and the reputation project.

  • 25.
    Sataøen, Hogne Lerøy
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Brekke, Ole Andreas
    Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, Uni Research AS, Bergen, Norway; Department of Business Administration, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway.
    Angell, Svein Ivar
    Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Distriktsvenleg, miljøvenleg og klimavenleg?: Drivkrefter i utviklinga av småkraft i Hardanger2017In: Tidsskriftet Utmark, ISSN 1502-3532, E-ISSN 1502-3532, no 1, p. 68-82Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In Norway, small scale hydro power projects developed rapidly both in scope and volume in the post-millennium period. This was the result of a particular window of time in the environmental and energy field in Norway. In the Hardanger-region this development has been particularly noticeable, and thearticle describes the development through analyses of the licensing process and the regional general publics. The article asks the following questions: What characterizes the development of the licensing processes? What conflicts and arguments in the public domain characterize this development, and how is this played out against the historical development of natural resource management in the Hardanger-region?The analysis shows that in the early 2000s small scale hydro power projects were framed as both climate-friendly, environmentally benign and a catalyst for rural development. However, these arguments have all become contested in later years.

  • 26.
    Sataøen, Hogne Lerøy
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Wæraas, Arild
    School of Economic and Business, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.
    What we stand for: Reputation platforms in Scandinavian higher education2018In: Universities as Agencies: Reputation and Professionalization / [ed] Tom Christensen, Åse Gornitzka, Francisco O. Ramirez, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 155-181Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Reputation is derived from “being known for something” (Lange, Lee, & Dai, 2010, p. 157). Accordingly, reputation and branding literatures emphasize that reputation is built from “common starting points” (van Riel, 1995, p. 35), “an innermost substance” (Kapferer, 2008, p. 95), or “irrefutable essence” (Keller, 1999, p. 45), indicating what organizations stand for, and which “each company will be able to identify” (van Riel, 1995, p. 19). The definition of these characteristics typically results from strategy processes, and may include various symbolic expressions such as core values, visions, missions, brand propositions, and taglines. Positive associations are assumed to be stimulated in the minds of observers when all external communication is derived from such platforms in a consistent manner (van Riel & Fombrun, 2007).

    This chapter examines the contents of reputation platforms used by Scandinavian higher education institutions. More specifically, we focus on core value statements as they are presented on these institutions’ web sites. Core value statements are prominent aspects of reputation platforms not only because they define what organizations stand for and want to be known for (Sataøen, 2015), but also because they guide any work intended to influence reputation. Whereas a number of studies have revealed higher education institutions’ interest in a favorable reputation (Aula & Tienari, 2011; Bowman & Bastedo, 2009; Christensen & Gornitzka, 2017; Wæraas & Solbakk, 2009), no research has, to our knowledge, examined the platforms defined by universities and colleges as the starting point for their reputation management efforts and distinguished between the different types of desired reputations associated with these platforms. For example, it is not known whether higher education institutions fill their reputation platforms with core values implicating a performative or a moral reputation (see chapter 1). Accordingly, we ask, which types of values do Scandinavian higher education institutions seek to be known for, and which type of reputation do they implicate?

  • 27.
    Solbakk, Marianne Nikolaisen
    et al.
    Universitetet of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    En dans preget av forhandlinger: Om kommunikasjonslederne i sykehusene og media2013In: Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, ISSN 1500-0788, E-ISSN 1500-6069, no 5, p. 70-77Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [no]

    Artikkelen er et bidrag til forskningen på ledelsesutfordringer knyttet til nye organisasjonstrender. Søkelyset rettes mot utfordringer i forholdet mellom organisasjoner og media. Gjennom intervjuer med ledere av kommunikasjonsavdelinger i norske sykehus svarer vi på følgende problemstilling: Hvilken rolle har kommunikasjonslederne i forholdet mellom sykehus og media? Lederne av sykehusenes kommunikasjonsavdelinger er buffere for organisasjonens relasjon med media. Samtidig ønsker de å være broer mellom et økende antall journalister og sykehuset. I artikkelen diskuteres en observert spenning mellom kravet om transparens og meroffentlighet på den ene siden og strategiske vurderinger av hva, når og hvordan saker i sykehusene bør fremstilles, på den andre siden. Transparens oppstår ikke bare som følge av krav fra myndigheter, pasienter og media om å vise hva en holder på med internt, det er også en strategi fra organisasjonens side for å fremstå som åpen, ærlig og redelig. Kommunikasjonslederne spiller en viktig rolle for sykehusenes omdømmehåndtering og relasjoner til media. Som det går fram av artikkelen, påvirker dette også prioriteringer og beslutninger i sykehusene.

  • 28.
    Wäraas, Arild
    et al.
    UMB School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    UNI Rokkan Center for Social Research, Bergen, Norway.
    Trapped in conformity?: Translating reputation management into practice2014In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 242-253Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the translation rules used by Norwegian hospitals to adapt reputation management to their context. Drawing on a linguistics-inspired approach to organizational translations developed by RÞvik (2007), the study identifies the application of three such rules, copying, omission, and addition. The study contributes to our understanding of organizational translations by pointing to their regularities, challenging the Scandinavian translation theory assumption that every translation leads to the emergence of new and unique local versions. The findings show that the hospitals intentionally remove from and add components to the reputation management idea in a strikingly similar way. In so finding, the study also challenges the assumption often put forward by branding and reputation textbooks that similarity implies being trapped in conformity.

  • 29.
    Wæraas, Arild
    et al.
    UMB School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.
    Sataøen, Hogne L.
    Stein Rokkan Center for Social Research, Bergen, Norway.
    Being All Things to All Customers: Building Reputation in an Institutionalized Field2015In: British Journal of Management, ISSN 1045-3172, E-ISSN 1467-8551, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 310-326Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper seeks to draw empirical attention to the relationship between legitimacy and reputation in institutionalized fields. Norwegian hospitals find themselves in a strongly institutionalized field and do not want to differentiate from each other, despite seeking a favorable reputation. In order to acquire insights into the conditions that prompt organizations to reject differentiation, we carried out qualitative interviews with the hospitals' communication directors. Three sets of justifications for not differentiating emerged from an inductive analysis of these interviews. Differentiation is not adapted to the universalistic needs of the hospitals, not in accordance with solidarity norms, and not a pragmatic solution. The analysis suggests that the hospitals face a trade-off between the contradictory demands of similarity and difference and hence legitimacy and reputation: They renounce the advantage of a unique reputation (i.e. competitive advantage) in order to retain the benefits of conformity (i.e. legitimacy). Implications of these findings for our understanding of the relative salience of legitimacy and reputation and the dynamics between them are discussed.

1 - 29 of 29
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf