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Thedvall, R. & Näslund, L. (2018). Organizational Resilience in The Face of Turbulence: Mnemonics and Hope in Swedish Social Services. In: : . Paper presented at Latin America and European Meeting on Organizations Studies (LAEMOS 2018), Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 21-24, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational Resilience in The Face of Turbulence: Mnemonics and Hope in Swedish Social Services
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Social Anthropology Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-162620 (URN)
Conference
Latin America and European Meeting on Organizations Studies (LAEMOS 2018), Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 21-24, 2018
Funder
AFA Insurance
Available from: 2018-12-04 Created: 2018-12-04 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Thedvall, R. & Näslund, L. (2018). The moral worlds in the margins of the Swedish state. In: : . Paper presented at the AAA (American Anthropological Association) conference, San Jose, California, USA, November 14-18, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The moral worlds in the margins of the Swedish state
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Social Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-162623 (URN)
Conference
the AAA (American Anthropological Association) conference, San Jose, California, USA, November 14-18, 2018
Funder
AFA Insurance
Available from: 2018-12-04 Created: 2018-12-04 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Thedvall, R. & Näslund, L. (2018). The Price of Hope: Mnemonics and Forgetfulness in Swedish Social Services. In: : . Paper presented at Reconfiguring the Welfare State: A qualitative gaze at the present character of public sector reforms workshop, Aarhus, Denmark, April 17-19, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Price of Hope: Mnemonics and Forgetfulness in Swedish Social Services
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration Social Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-162622 (URN)
Conference
Reconfiguring the Welfare State: A qualitative gaze at the present character of public sector reforms workshop, Aarhus, Denmark, April 17-19, 2018
Funder
AFA Insurance
Available from: 2018-12-04 Created: 2018-12-04 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Näslund, L. & Tamm Hallström, K. (2017). Being everybody's accomplice: Trust and control in eco-labelling. In: Frédérique Six, Koen Verhoest (Ed.), Trust in regulatory regimes: (pp. 145-180). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being everybody's accomplice: Trust and control in eco-labelling
2017 (English)In: Trust in regulatory regimes / [ed] Frédérique Six, Koen Verhoest, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, p. 145-180Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the chapter “Being everybody’s accomplice: trust and control in eco-labelling”, the focus is on regulatory regimes as intermediaries. Using case studies of three Swedish eco-labelling organizations (Good Environmental Choice, The Swan, and KRAV), the chapter studies how regulators, through the creation of impersonal system trust, are able to act as guardians of trust on globalized markets. In order to do so, they need to be credible as accomplices to both citizens and organizations (regulatees). Voluntary private regulators need to solve the paradox of appearing to distrust regulatees (in order to attain legitimacy as independent regulators), while simultaneously creating a trusting relationship with them (in order to enable a business relationship and ensure compliance). The studied labelling organizations use a combination of strategies to solve this dilemma. In terms of organizing, the different tasks necessary to create an eco-label are separated and decoupled. However, as it is not the act of monitoring itself that breeds distrust, but rather the attitude of distrust that it tends to signal, such organizational strategies need to be combined with sensegiving strategies, seen here in terms of three storylines, highlighting different aspects or interpretations of the regulatory regime, and aimed at different stakeholders. The chapter thus shows how the intermediary position of a regulatory actor allows it to act as a guardian of trust, but giving this chain of strangers legitimacy and authority, and ensuring compliance with its regulatory regime creates a dilemma that requires strategic sensegiving and organizing in order to be solved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-139548 (URN)10.4337/9781785365577.00010 (DOI)978-1-78536-556-0 (ISBN)978-1-78536-557-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-02-08 Created: 2017-02-08 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Näslund, L. (2017). The Employment Contract as Materialization of Social Order Contracts at Albert Ranft's Stockholm theatres, 1895-1926. Nordic Theatre Studies, 29(1), 81-101
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Employment Contract as Materialization of Social Order Contracts at Albert Ranft's Stockholm theatres, 1895-1926
2017 (English)In: Nordic Theatre Studies, ISSN 0904-6380, E-ISSN 2002-3898, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 81-101Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the archive, the materialized traces of theatrical organization and performances remain. In this paper, we focus on the employment contract, as a type of source material commonly found but rarely studied in theatre studies. Empirically, the paper is based on a study of contracts from Albert Ranft's Stockholm theatres, 1895-1926. Ranft built his commercially funded theatrical empire in Stockholm in a period when the competition from subsidized theatre was minimal, and for a time dominated the Stockholm theatres. The study demonstrates how the study of employment contracts allows us to form an understanding of power relations between managers on the one hand, and artists and directors on the other, and also the formal and social aspects of the employment contracts. In the case of Albert Ranft, the contracts bear evidence of his dominant position in Stockholm theatre, which in turn afforded him an unusually powerful position in relation to his employees. The relationship between the formal and social contract is explored, and it is suggested that the formal contract could be seen as a photographic negative of the social contract: if there is an extensive social contract, the formal contract will be more elaborate, and vice versa. The extensive formal contracts of the studied period might therefore be seen as evidence of a relatively thin social contract, implying that industry norms were, at the time, not institutionalized enough to be taken for granted.

Keywords
Albert Ranft, employment contract, employment relations, theatre directors, archive
National Category
Performing Art Studies Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-152681 (URN)10.7146/nts.v29i1.103310 (DOI)000419271600007 ()
Available from: 2018-02-21 Created: 2018-02-21 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Thedvall, R. & Näslund, L. (2017). Working in the fun house: Digital struggles in the Swedish social services. In: : . Paper presented at The 24th Nordic Academy of Management Conference, Bodö, Norway, 23-25 August, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Working in the fun house: Digital struggles in the Swedish social services
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Social Anthropology Business Administration
Research subject
Social Anthropology; Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-149908 (URN)
Conference
The 24th Nordic Academy of Management Conference, Bodö, Norway, 23-25 August, 2017
Funder
AFA Insurance, 150348
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Tamm Hallström, K. & Näslund, L. (2015). Kontroll och certifiering av produktmärkningar: organisering för förtroende. Stockholm: Handelns Utvecklingsråd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kontroll och certifiering av produktmärkningar: organisering för förtroende
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Handelns Utvecklingsråd, 2015. p. 70
Series
Handelns utvecklingsråds rapportserie ; 2015:4
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124002 (URN)9789186508265 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council
Available from: 2015-12-09 Created: 2015-12-09 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Näslund, L. & Tamm Hallström, K. (2014). “I trust they’re checking”: the role of eco-labels in reducing consumer uncertainty. In: : . Paper presented at 30th EGOS Colloquium, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, July 3–5 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“I trust they’re checking”: the role of eco-labels in reducing consumer uncertainty
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper examines how uncertainty is resolved on complex markets with socially distant actors, and the role of trust in this resolution, through a qualitative study of the role of eco-labels on Swedish market of ecological consumer goods, and the attitudes of eco-friendly consumers. It is shown how eco-labels function as devices to resolve consumer uncertainty in three different ways: firstly, eco-labels are control organisations, who make up for the inability for the consumer to personally monitor or control the producers, by providing third-party certification. For consumers, however, the uncertainty resolution is based not on monitoring, but on trust, as eco-labels function as guardians of trust, and offer guarantees made trustworthy primarily by their values, and their independence from commercial actors. This system is thus able to create trust through a context of social relations. But the system also creates trust, and resolves uncertainty, in a third way, as the eco-labels through the store context where the consumer encounters them are transformed to signs, which are given meaning by their relation to other signs and environmental groups. Trust is therefore created not solely through social context, but also through semiotic context, by creating a physical, trustworthy sign of sustainable production. The study thus shows how the organisation of trust creation must draw on a semiotic as well as social context, in order to provide trust on mass markets, and furthermore how third-party certification bodies must function not only as guardians of trust, but also as creators of signs, if they are to be able to build consumer trust.

National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-105775 (URN)
Conference
30th EGOS Colloquium, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, July 3–5 2014
Available from: 2014-07-01 Created: 2014-07-01 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-7373-6209

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