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Klintman, M., Jonsson, A., Grafström, M. & Torgilsson, P. (2022). Academia and society in collaborative knowledge production towards urban sustainability: several schemes—three common crossroads. Environment, Development and Sustainability
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Academia and society in collaborative knowledge production towards urban sustainability: several schemes—three common crossroads
2022 (English)In: Environment, Development and Sustainability, ISSN 1387-585X, E-ISSN 1573-2975Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Arrangements for collaboration in knowledge production across academia, government, non-governmental organisations, and corporations have several names, such as citizen-science, community-based participatory research, engaged research and hybrid forums. The multiplicity of schemes does not lie only in the high number of names for various versions of collaborative knowledge production. Different scholars also use concepts in multiple ways, depending on their individual choices, mother disciplines, and the problem area in which collaboration occurs. At the same time, there is a lack of analytical tools that address the full range of collaborative research schemes and provide a systematic set of questions to learn about the schemes, challenges, and opportunities. Based on our review of academic journal articles highlighting collaborative research schemes, this paper aims to analyse three parameters which it is fair to say that virtually all arrangements of collaborative knowledge production ought to consider when making decisions, parameters that are often partially missed or misunderstood: (A) epistemic-procedural, (B) exclusive-inclusive and (C) aggregative-integrative. By examining the three parameters, their political theory origins, and how they connect to and challenge existing schemes of knowledge collaboration, we provide analytical tools that could facilitate processes of developing and scrutinising arrangements of collaborative research. 

Keywords
Urban sustainability, Transdisciplinary science, Learning, Citizen-science, Community-based participatory research, Engaged research, Hybrid forums, Collaborative research, Literature review
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-207925 (URN)10.1007/s10668-022-02564-4 (DOI)000832548000002 ()2-s2.0-85135262271 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-08-22 Created: 2022-08-22 Last updated: 2023-08-14
Jonsson, A., Brechensbauer, A. & Maria, G. (2022). Communicating science through competing logics and a scienc-art lens. Journal of Science Communication, 21(7), Article ID YO1.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Communicating science through competing logics and a scienc-art lens
2022 (English)In: Journal of Science Communication, E-ISSN 1824-2049, Vol. 21, no 7, article id YO1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This essay takes a starting point in the well-known tension between the media logic and the scientific logic and the challenges when communicating science in a mediatized society. Building on the experience of engaging in research comics, both as a method for communicating science and a creative example of a meeting between science and art, we introduce a framework — a pedagogical tool — for how science communication can be understood through the two competing logics. We contribute to literature about the balancing act of being a ‘legitimate expert’ and a ‘visible scientist’, and suggest that the meeting between science and art can be understood as a lens for how to communicate science that goes beyond the deficit model.

Keywords
science communication, research comics, media, logics
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Business Administration; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-212927 (URN)10.22323/2.21070401 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-12-15 Created: 2022-12-15 Last updated: 2023-10-03Bibliographically approved
Maria, G., Jonsson, A., Stig, O. & Strannegård, L. (2022). En berättelse om organisering (2ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En berättelse om organisering
2022 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

En berättelse om organisering blandar organisationsteorins grunder med berättelsen om modeföretaget Mess. Genom skildringen av människorna och händelserna i och runt företaget ser vi framgångar, konflikter och utmaningar i organisationsteorins ljus. Mötet mellan den fiktiva berättelsen och organisationsteorins grundläggande teman ger en förståelse för vad en organisation är och vad organisering betyder – och vilken betydelse det har för att förstå vårt samhälle. I den här andra upplagan har boken kortats och omdisponerats så att några av de tidigare temana har vävts samman med de övriga. För att komplettera och stärka berättelsen om Mess har exempel – både från praktiken och från aktuell forskning – genomgående uppdaterats.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022. p. 414 Edition: 2
Keywords
organisationsteori
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-212547 (URN)978-91-44-15425-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-08 Created: 2022-12-08 Last updated: 2022-12-08Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, A., Maria, G. & Klintman, M. (2022). Unboxing knowledge in collaboration between academia and society: A story about conceptions and epistemic uncertainty. Science and Public Policy, 49(4), 583-597
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unboxing knowledge in collaboration between academia and society: A story about conceptions and epistemic uncertainty
2022 (English)In: Science and Public Policy, ISSN 0302-3427, E-ISSN 1471-5430, Vol. 49, no 4, p. 583-597Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Policymakers increasingly emphasize knowledge collaboration between academia and society as important means to generate innovations and solve complex issues. However, while recent literature on such collaboration suggests that knowledge needs to be integrated and generated across disciplines and sectors, there are surprisingly few studies that define what is meant by ‘knowledge’ or focus on the process of generating knowledge. Subsequently, the aim of this paper is to unbox ‘knowledge’ in knowledge collaboration by focusing specifically on how knowledge is understood by heterogenous actors during the process of generating knowledge. We build on insights from an in-depth case study and contribute to the literature on knowledge collaboration by bringing in theory on boundary work that specifically addresses the knowledge generation process. We argue that to better meet the expectations of collaboration, there is a need for more discussions and focus on the participating stakeholders’ heterogenous epistemological as well as ontological understanding.

Keywords
academia, case study, epistemic, collaboration, knowledge integration, social science, society, Sweden, trus
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-203402 (URN)10.1093/scipol/scac010 (DOI)000767455300001 ()
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RJ, FSK15-1081:1]
Available from: 2022-03-31 Created: 2022-03-31 Last updated: 2022-08-19Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, A., Grafström, M. & Klintman, M. (2021). Kunskapssamverkan: Mellan elfenbenstorn och marknadstorg. Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kunskapssamverkan: Mellan elfenbenstorn och marknadstorg
2021 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Det finns en förväntan om att forskare ska samverka i samförstånd med det omgivande samhället för att lösa komplexa problem. Kunskapssamverkan är dock en process som bara delvis präglas av konsensus. När aktörer från olika sfärer möts för att utveckla ny kunskap är det också viktigt att värna sin särart. I detta häfte undersöks och diskuteras hur kunskapssamverkan rotad i vetenskaplig verksamhet kan – och bör – organiseras genom både samråd och förhandling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Makadam Förlag, 2021. p. 52
Series
Samhällets långsiktiga kunskap ; 1-8
Keywords
samverkan, akademi, praktik, kunskap
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-192845 (URN)9789170613425 (ISBN)9789170618420 (ISBN)9789170618383 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, FSK15-1081:1
Available from: 2021-04-29 Created: 2021-04-29 Last updated: 2022-11-15Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, A. & Grafström, M. (2021). Rethinking science communication: Reflections on what happens when science meets comic art. Journal of Science Communication, 20(2), Article ID Y01.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rethinking science communication: Reflections on what happens when science meets comic art
2021 (English)In: Journal of Science Communication, E-ISSN 1824-2049, Vol. 20, no 2, article id Y01Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this essay, we explore what happens when science meets comic art and how such meeting offers an opportunity to rethink science communication. We base our discussion on our own experience, as research scholars, of engaging in a collaboration with a comic artist. Three key reflections are developed: how comic art may help to (1) conceptualize ideas in an early research phase, (2) clarify the main argument by making the (un)written word visible; and (3) communicate science with an open end. These aspects contribute to an increased understanding of science communication in both research and society.

Keywords
Science Communication, comic arts, research work, research process, science writing, visual communication
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-192844 (URN)10.22323/2.20020401 (DOI)000652199600013 ()
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, KOM18-1381:1
Available from: 2021-04-29 Created: 2021-04-29 Last updated: 2023-10-03Bibliographically approved
Brechensbauer, A., Grafström, M., Jonsson, A. & Klintman, M. (2020). Att nå bortom grupp­tän­kandet – ett konststycke!. Organisation & Samhälle (1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att nå bortom grupp­tän­kandet – ett konststycke!
2020 (Swedish)In: Organisation & Samhälle, ISSN 2001-9114, E-ISSN 2002-0287, no 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
kunskap, forskningskommunikation, konst, vetenskap, serieteckningar
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-183228 (URN)
Available from: 2020-06-26 Created: 2020-06-26 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Grafström, M., Jonsson, A. & Klintman, M. (2020). Från folkbildning till kunskapsproduktion. In: Mats Alvesson, Stefan Sveningsson (Ed.), Ledning och (sned-)styrning i högskolan: (pp. 219-242). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från folkbildning till kunskapsproduktion
2020 (Swedish)In: Ledning och (sned-)styrning i högskolan / [ed] Mats Alvesson, Stefan Sveningsson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2020, p. 219-242Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2020
Keywords
samverkan, kunskap, forskning, tredje uppgiften, forskningskommunikation
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-180769 (URN)9789144127064 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, FSK15-1081:1
Available from: 2020-04-13 Created: 2020-04-13 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Klintman, M., Grafström, M. & Jonsson, A. (2020). The role of epistemic signalling in transdisciplinary knowledge production: Examples from the field of sustainable water management. Stockholm: Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE), Stockholm University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of epistemic signalling in transdisciplinary knowledge production: Examples from the field of sustainable water management
2020 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The number of arrangements where academia collaborates with governmental and nongovernmental organisations, as well as industries, have increased over the last decades. While research has focused on whether knowledge produced in such collaborations is genuinely influenced by others than the ‘experts’, or those with the highest status and power, this report explores the influence of framings and re-framings of what the participants and society should perceive as the nature of knowledge: epistemology. We analyse the framings of epistemology through the concept ‘epistemic signalling’. Epistemic signalling refers to communication or rule-making that indicates what type(s) of knowledge is considered relevant, valuable or useful in knowledge collaboration. Empirically we draw on two examples of transdisciplinary collaborations in the field of water management (one from the UK and one from the US). In-depth interviews were combined with document analysis.

We have analysed three themes of epistemic signalling that we suggest influence knowledge collaborations. The first one concerns how the form and theme of the collaboration were decided upon and is based on Arnstein’s (1969) ladder of participation. The second refers to what type(s) of participants were considered suitable – as for example experts or lay people. Here we use the framework of aggregate (bargaining-oriented) versus integrative (deliberative) processes of knowledge collaboration in our analysis. The third and last theme concerns what is perceived as valuable and successful in the collaborations, something that we discuss in terms of procedural and epistemic virtues of knowledge collaborations.

The epistemology of organisations and participants in knowledge collaborations ought to be a distinct subject of open discussions from the earliest planning stage and onwards. It is easy to assume that epistemic signalling would be esoteric parts of practical, collaborative knowledge production. To the contrary, open epistemological reflections may help highlight situations where hierarchies turn out to be remains of routines inconsistent with new goals of more profound exchange of practical and scientific knowledge. In such cases, the epistemologies need to be revised to better fit the new goals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE), Stockholm University, 2020. p. 31
Series
SCORE rapportserie, ISSN 1404-5052 ; 2020:6
Keywords
knowledge, collaboration, water management, epistemic signaling
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-183227 (URN)978-91-88833-11-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, FSK15-1081:1
Available from: 2020-06-26 Created: 2020-06-26 Last updated: 2022-11-15Bibliographically approved
Grafström, M. & Jonsson, A. (2020). When fiction meets theory: Writing with voice, resonance, and an open end. In: Alison Pullen, Jenny Helin, Nancy Harding (Ed.), Writing Differently: (pp. 113-129). Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>When fiction meets theory: Writing with voice, resonance, and an open end
2020 (English)In: Writing Differently / [ed] Alison Pullen, Jenny Helin, Nancy Harding, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2020, p. 113-129Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, we explore genre-blurring writing, where fiction meets theory, following the argument that texts in management and organisation studies suffer from the ‘textbook syndrome’. The stories that we tell through textbooks not only influence, but also set boundaries for, the way understandings are developed through the eyes of the reader. Often textbooks are written in a way that lead the reader into an idealised linear understanding of an organisation – far from the problems, dilemmas and messy everyday life that managers experience. Our discussion builds on previous literature on writing differently and our own experiences of writing a textbook by involving a professional novelist. Engaging in genre-blurring writing opens up how we think not only about writing, fiction and facts but also in our role as scientists. By situating ourselves, as researchers, at the intersection of fiction and the scientific work, not only new ways of writing, but also of thinking emerge. We discuss three aspects through which fiction challenge and develop our writing and thinking, namely to write with voice, resonance and an open end. Through genre-blurring writing, we create opportunities both to learn and to engage students in learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2020
Series
Dialogues in Critical Management Studies, ISSN 2046-6072, E-ISSN 2046-6080 ; Vol. 4
Keywords
fiction, fact, organisation studies, textbook, learning, writing
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-180762 (URN)10.1108/S2046-607220200000004007 (DOI)978-1-83867-338-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-04-12 Created: 2020-04-12 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-4714-9449

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