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Sustainable Development in Organizations

Studies on Innovative Practices Edited by Mattias Elg, Department of Management and Engineering (IEI), Director, HELIX VINN Excellence Centre, Per-Erik Ellström, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL), Co-Director of HELIX VINN Excellence Centre, Magnus Klofsten, full Professor and founding Director, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), Malin Tillmar, Department of Management and Engineering (IEI), Co-Director of HELIX VINN Excellence Centre, Linköping University, Sweden
An increasingly competitive environment can lead to considerable problems for many organizations as they struggle to adapt to change. As a result, they fail to create the conditions that can lead to sustainable development over the long term, thus affecting the capabilities of employees. This book provides a fresh perspective on sustainable change and development in organizations, as well as a critical perspective on lean implementation, work environment and sustainability.
Extent: 392 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78471 688 2
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  • Business and Management
  • Management and Sustainability
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Organisation Studies
An increasingly competitive environment can lead to considerable problems for many organizations as they struggle to adapt to change. As a result, they fail to create the conditions that can lead to sustainable development over the long term, thus affecting the capabilities of employees. This book provides a fresh perspective on sustainable change and development in organizations, as well as a critical perspective on lean implementation, work environment and sustainability.

The expert contributors address the development in, and of, organizations, as well as the development process between organizations, such as in networks or clusters. They discuss topics, such as the role of customers in the development of public organizations; developing knowledgeable practice at work; exploring evidence-based practice and the challenge of regional gender contracts.

Undergraduates and postgraduates in different management fields including organizational theory, innovation, human resources, quality development and entrepreneurship will find this book to be of interest. The empirical results and interdisciplinary approach will appeal to practitioners and policy-makers at national, as well as international levels.
Contributors: G. Avby, D. Bienkowska, S. Bjurulf, H.E. Børve, G. Brulin, F. Daniellou, K. Edwards, K. Ekberg, J. Eklund, M. Elg, P-.E. Ellström, J. Engström, H. Etzkowitz, K. Evans, A.-C. Fagerlind Ståhl, A. Fayolle, V. Gaffey, M. Gustavsson, A. Halvarsson Lundkvist, P. Hasle, M. Hasu, L. Högberg, L. Honkaniemi, K. Kallio, M. Klofsten, H. Kock, E. Kvande, I. Laur, M.H. Lehtonen, P. Lindskog, A.P. Nielsen, P. Nilsen, B. Poksinska, T. Prætorius, M. Riché, E. Saari, B. Sköld, H. Snyder, I. Sölvell, E. Sundin, L. Svensson, M. Tillmar, M. Toivonen, T. Tuominen, E. Vedung, L. Witell


Contents:

1. Sustainable Development in Organizations
Mattias Elg, Per-Erik Ellström, Magnus Klofsten and Malin Tillmar

2. Subsidiarity in the Organization – A Key Issue to Prevent Psychosocial Risk
François Danelliou

3. Lean Implementation, Work Environment and Sustainability
Jörgen Eklund, Agneta Halvarsson Lundkvist and Pernilla Lindskog

4. Conditions for Presenteeism and Production in Changing Organizations
Kerstin Ekberg, Maria Gustavsson and Anna-Carin Fagerlind Ståhl

5. Towards the Collaborative Hospital – Harnessing the Potential of Enabling Care Processes and Structures
Thim Prætorious, Peter Hasle, Kasper Edwards and Anders Paarup Nielsen

6. Program Steering by Learning
Agneta Halvarsson Lundkvist and Henrik Kock

7. The Role of Customers in the Development of Public Organizations
Jon Engström, Mattias Elg, Bozena Poksinska, Lars Witell and Hannah Snyder

8. Developing Knowledgeable Practice at Work
Karen Evans

9. Trajcetories of Learning in Practice-Based Innovation – Organizational Roles at Play in Sustainable Innovation Management
Mervi Hasu, Eveliina Saari, Laura Honkaniemi, Tiina Tuominen, Mikko H. Lehtonen, Katri Kallio and Marja Toivonen

10. Exploring Evidence-Based Practice in Practice – The Case of Social Work
Gunilla Avby, Per Nilsen and Per-Erik Ellström

11. New Forms of Organizations – New Ways to Organize
Lena Högberg, Elisabeth Sundin and Malin Tillmar

12. Women Small-Business Owners’ Challenge of Regional Gender Contracts
Birgitta Sköld

13. Organizational Formalization in New High Tech Ventures – A Dual-Actor Process
Ingela Sölvell

14. The Nordic Model in a Global Company Situated in Norway – Challenging Institutional Orders?
Hege Eggen Børve and Elin Kvande

15. The Permeable University – A Study of PHD Student Mobility and Academic Entrepreneurship Intentions
Dzamila Bienkowska, Henry Etzkowitz and Magnus Klofsten

16. Understanding Cluster Initiatives in Europe – Uniqueness and Contextuality
Inessa Laur and Alain Fayolle

17. Theory Based Evaluation – A Range of Approaches to Assess Impact
Veronica Gaffey and Marielle Riché

18. Three Approaches to Impact Evaluation of Regional Development
Evert Vedung and Staffan Bjurulf

19. Interactive Research and On-Going Evaluations as Joint Learning Processes
Lennart Svensson, Göran Brulin and Per-Erik Ellström

Index