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  • 1. Case, Peter
    et al.
    Thanem, Torkild
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Levay, Charlotta
    Maravelias, Christian
    Cederström, Carl
    Roundtable: health at work2012In: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, ISSN 2052-1499, E-ISSN 1473-2866, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 308-318Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Hedberg, Bo
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business, Management & Organisation.
    Organizational culture and imaginary organizations2001In: The international handbook of organizational culture and climate / [ed] Cary L. Cooper, Susan Cartwright, P. Christopher Earley, Chichester: Wiley , 2001, p. 587-600Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Holmqvist, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Management & Organisation.
    Maravelias, ChristianStockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Management & Organisation.
    Hälsans styrning av arbetet2006Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Holmqvist, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Management in the “neo-paternalistic organization”: The case of worksite health promotion at Scania2018In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 34, no 3, p. 267-275Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper proposes a qualitative study of Work Site Health Promotion (WHP) at the large Swedish producer of trucks and buses, Scania. While the concept of WHP implies that it is employees’ improved health at work that is strived for, we suggest that its main area of intervention is neither the work environment, nor what employees do at work, but employees’ lifestyles. To capture the potential of WHP for the management of organization, we introduce the concept of “neo-paternalistic organizational control.” By this term we want to draw attention to how WHP shares paternalistic approaches’ tendency of disregarding the professional-private divide, while also drawing attention to how this extra-professional control dimension is at once less intrusive and more discriminatory than what is traditionally referred to as paternalism in the literature on managerial control.

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  • 5.
    Holmqvist, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Managing Healthy Organizations: worksite health promotion and the new self-management paradigm2011Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The corporate management has come to take an active role in health promotion programming for employees, offering health education, screenings, therapy, and even leisure initiatives. This title argues that this narrow focus, and the typical uncritical standpoint towards initiatives which are taken in the name of employees' health, is inadequate.

  • 6.
    Holmqvist, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Skålén, Per
    Karlstad University, Serv Res Ctr CTF, Karlstad.
    Identity regulation in neo-liberal societies2013In: Organization, ISSN 1350-5084, E-ISSN 1461-7323, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 193-211Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article studies the formation and regulation of individual identities among a group of people who after long periods of unemployment are put in a specialized work program for so called ‘occupationally disabled’ individuals. In contrast to its official aim to activate and rehabilitate participants back to the labour market, the study suggests that the work program constitutes the participants as passive and unable to meet the criteria of employability on the labour market. The term ‘occupationally disabled’ emerges not as a medical label referring to already existing, inner characteristic of the individuals concerned, but as an identity that they take on as they pass through the work program. The article contributes to existing research of the formation and regulation of individual identities in organizations in two regards: first, by showing how medicine participates in the formation and regulation of individual identities in organizations, and second, by relating the formation and regulation of individual identities to broader societal issues concerning neoliberal government. Our study suggests that there is a tendency in neo-liberal societies to combine medical and economic expertise into a ‘medico-economic discourse’ within which issues concerning individuals’ activity and agency are transformed into matters of illness and disability. That is, whereas active and self-governing individuals are governed as parts of a high-performing segment of the working population, our study suggests that passive and dependent individuals tend to be governed not just as parts of a low performing segment of the working population, but also as a disabled segment.

  • 7.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    'Best in class' - Healthy employees, athletic executives and functionally disabled jobseekers2015In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 279-287Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper accounts for health initiatives for employees, competitive sports initiatives for corporate executives, and workability initiatives for functionally disabled individuals. On this basis the paper suggests that health, athletic competitiveness and functional disability have become central markers of employability associated with three bio-politically defined classes. A middle class of individuals that work on their lifestyles and selves to match health and employability ideals; an elite class of individuals that take part in sports activities to prove their 'true' competitive nature; finally, an underclass of individuals that identify with their functional disabilities and make use of them opportunistically as resources for getting employment. The paper furthermore suggests that all three initiatives are expressions of a neoliberal governmentality that cancel out the liberal distinction between an economic world of work and a private and social world by inciting individuals to use their lives in full as human capital.

  • 8.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Faster, harder, longer, stronger – management at the threshold between work and private life: The case of work place health promotion2018In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760, Vol. 24, no 5, p. 331-347Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper studies Work Place Health Promotion at two international corporations as an example of an unobtrusive control that targets employees’ lifestyles. It uses Michel Foucault's concepts of neoliberal governmentality and post-disciplinary control to show how Work Place Health Promotion breaks with the disciplinary logic of control most commonly associated with studies of unobtrusive controls in organizations. While discipline is centripetal, correcting employees’ misconduct so that they freely keep within prescribed norms, Work Place Health Promotion is centrifugal, targeting employees’ lifestyles and promoting those existing faculties and inclinations that may increase their activity, performance and their health. It hereby emerges as less restrictive than organizational discipline, but also as more discriminating. For not only does it subject employees’ lifestyles to an economic logic of investment and disinvestment, it also contributes to an exclusion of employees that fail in this regard in the name of their lack of health.

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  • 9.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Management & Organisation. School of Economics, Gothenburg University, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Freedom at work in the age of post-bureaucratic organizations2007In: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, ISSN 2052-1499, E-ISSN 1473-2866, Vol. 7, no 4, p. 555-574Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A central issue in critical organization studies has been whether the transformation from bureaucratic to post-bureaucratic principles of exercising power increases or decreases individuals’ freedom at work. This essay develops the argument that the transformation from bureaucratic to post-bureaucratic power implicates neither an increase nor a decrease of individuals’ freedom, but a reconfiguration of the nature of individuals’ freedom. By way of an analytical distinction between freedom as autonomy and freedom as potential it is argued that the two dominant views in critical organization studies are partly misplaced. The post-bureaucratic subject does not emerge as a ‘slave’ that is subtly forced to subordinate its very self to corporate values, as one strand of critical organization studies has it, nor as a ‘silent rebel’, that escapes totalitarian subordination through micro – routine – resistance and ironic distance, as the other strand has it, but as an ‘opportunist’, who, in the process of trying to seize on given opportunities, must fight against any form of subordination – even the subordination to his or her own self. Rather than totalitarianism, it is concluded that the risk of post-bureaucracy is its tendency to make freedom a privilege of those with potential, and of pushing others into vicious circles of opportunism.

  • 10.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business, Management & Organisation.
    Freedom, opportunism and entrepreneurialism in post-bureaucratic organizations2009In: The politics and aesthetics of entrepreneurship: a fourth movements in entrepreneurship book / [ed] Daniel Hjorth, Chris Steyaert, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009, p. 13-30Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 11.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Governing Impaired Jobseekers in Neoliberal Societies: From Sheltered Employment to Individual Placement2022In: Organization, ISSN 1350-5084, E-ISSN 1461-7323, Vol. 29, no 6, p. 1036-1055Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper accounts for a study of the largest employer in Scandinavia of jobseekers with designated impairments. Like many similar organizations, this organization has undergone a transformation from a provider of ‘sheltered work programs’, which remove this category of jobseekers from the labour market, to a provider of ‘individual placement programs’, which instead integrates them in the labour market. I use Foucauldian governmentality studies to show how this transformation problematizes basic assumptions underlying organizational disability studies. While these studies are variegated, they have generally found that jobseekers with designated impairments are often treated as disabled, as less employable than non-impaired individuals and in need of care and rehabilitation. The study presented below points in another direction. It shows that jobseekers’ designated impairments are treated as signs of their special abilities for particular jobs, rather than as signs of their disabilities. These findings, I argue, are illustrative of how a neoliberal governmentality tends towards replacing the distinction between the able and the disable with a bio-medical structuring of different qualities of human capital. While it leads to that individuals with impairments are integrated in the labour market, I argue that it also leads to that they are treated as having an exclusive, medically designated fit for simple and often dirty labour.

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  • 12.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business, Management & Organisation.
    Health Promotion and Flexibility – Extending and Obscuring Power in Organizations  2009In: British Journal of Management, ISSN 1045-3172, E-ISSN 1467-8551, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 194-203Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores the intersection between pursuits of improving organizational flexibility and pursuits of improving employees' health. It is argued that health promotion programmes have the potential of operating as mechanisms of power, which assist organizations in making up self-governing employees who flexibly adapt their lifestyles to the criteria of health and professional success. The paper shows how the fact that health promotion programmes are handled by independent and legitimate health experts, and are provided to employees in the name of their health and well-being, obscures the forces of power in them, making them seem merely as informed ways of helping employees help themselves towards healthier and more successful lives. The paper concludes that health promotion programmes help to establish a new work ethic that challenges the boundary between work and private life. Furthermore, they make a healthy lifestyle part of the competencies that employees are responsible for developing and nurturing.

  • 13.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business, Management & Organisation.
    Hälsopromotion som styrningsideal2006In: Hälsans styrning av arbetet / [ed] Mikael Holmqvist, Christian Maravelias, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2006, p. 113-142Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business, Management & Organisation.
    Make your presence known! - Post-bureaucracy, HRM and the fear of being unseen2009In: Personnel review, ISSN 0048-3486, E-ISSN 1758-6933, Vol. 38, no 4, p. 349-365Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – This paper aims to contribute to critical management studies (CMS) by developing an empirically grounded understanding of how post-bureaucratic control operates implicitly, by seeping into the very identities of individual employees.

    Design/methodology/approach – One longitudinal case study of multidisciplinary teamwork in a large insurance company was conducted during a five-year period, beginning in the late 1990s.

    Findings – Evidence from the case study shows how human resource management (HRM) techniques established among employees a desire to be recognised as a trustworthy member, on the one hand, and a constant fear of being unseen, on the other. This drove employees to continuously take initiatives that placed them in a self-regulating limelight.

    Research limitations/implications – The study uses a single case study, which limits the scope of the findings

    Originality/value – The paper provides interesting clues as to how post-bureaucratic control is driven not only by the risk of being “caught misbehavin'”, as CMS primarily has it, but also by the risk of being unseen and by the desire to be recognised.

  • 15.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Occupational Health Services and the Socialization of the post-Fordist Employee2012In: Nordic Journal of Social Research, E-ISSN 1892-2783, Vol. 3, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a heightened interest in the health of employees among scholars, employers, legislators, and employees themselves. The concern for employees’ health is not a new phenomenon. It has held a central position in political and economic discourses throughout most of the twentieth century. The central argument of this article, however, is that the economic and political changes of the last three decades – the neo-liberal turn – have played a part in altering the very notion of health so that the healthy individual is now a person who not merely passes bio-medical tests, but a person who also leads a particular life and possesses particular skills, namely, those of the active, positive, and self-governing individual. By means of a qualitative study of the sector for occupational health services (OHSs) in Sweden, this article will show how an active lifestyle has become a defining criterion of health. Furthermore, it will describe how health thereby becomes a question of choice and responsibility and how the healthy employee comes across as morally superior to the unhealthy employee. In this connection, this article shows how health experts such as therapists, health coaches, physicians, and so on become important points of authority in the fashioning of the new healthy, active employee

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  • 16.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Management & Organisation.
    Post-Bureaucracy - control through professional freedom2003In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, ISSN 0953-4814, E-ISSN 1758-7816, Vol. 16, no 5, p. 547-566Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Social Integrative Enterprises and the Construction of an Impaired Lumpenproletariat - a Swedish Case Study2022In: Critical Sociology, ISSN 0896-9205, E-ISSN 1569-1632, Vol. 48, no 3, p. 423-436Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper accounts for a study of the joint ambitions of the Swedish Public employment office and social enterprises to integrate jobseekers with impairments in the labor market. The number of jobseekers with impairments has increased in western labor markets. The Swedish labor market is a particular case in point. Why? I use critical disability studies in combination with Marxist studies on immaterial labor to develop the following answer: An increasing number of jobseekers are diagnosed as impaired, not because their bodily constitution makes them unfit to handle manual labor, but because their socio-cultural characteristics make them unfit to handle immaterial forms of labor. Furthermore, I show how the diagnosis of these jobseekers as impaired does not lead to that they are also considered disabled. On the contrary, they are considered to have a particular, bio-medically defined fit and ability when it comes to handling simple, manual and low paid forms of work. Hereby, I argue that they are made up as a bio-medically defined lumpenproletariat.

  • 18.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business, Management & Organisation.
    The managementization of everyday life: Work place health promotion and the management of self-managing employees2011In: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, ISSN 2052-1499, E-ISSN 1473-2866, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 105-121Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 19.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business, Management & Organisation.
    Trust-based control2002In: Managing imaginary organizations: a new perspective on business / [ed] Bo Hedberg, Philippe Baumard, Ali Yakhlef, Amsterdam: Pergamon Press, 2002, p. 29-56Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Maravelias, Christian
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Management & Organisation.
    Holmqvist, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Management & Organisation.
    'Healthy organisations': developing the self-managing employee2016In: International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, ISSN 1465-6612, E-ISSN 1741-5160, Vol. 16, no 1/2, p. 82-99Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper analyses literature and studies of work place health promotion. It draws on human capital theory to develop the thesis that over and above its ambition of furthering employees' bio-medical health, work place health promotion seeks to make up employees that are able to self-manage their lifestyles and selves as human capital. As such, the paper suggests, work place health promotion emerges as an important source of authority and power in contemporary working life, which has largely been overlooked by the majority of studies of organisational health. While the ambition to further employees' health is basically positive, the paper suggests that WHP is still a potentially precarious activity because it tends towards subordinating not only work, but also life in general to principles of management and performance.

  • 21.
    Maravelias, Christian
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Thanem, Torkild
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Holmqvist, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    MARCH MEETS MARX: THEPOLITICS OF EXPLOITATIONAND EXPLORATION IN THEMANAGEMENT OF LIFE ANDLABOUR2013In: Managing 'human resources' by exploiting and exploring people's potentials / [ed] Mikael Holmqvist, Andre Spicer, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013, Vol. 37, p. 129-159Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In contrast to the largely functionalist and apolitical literature which dominates organisational scholarship on exploitation and exploration after March, this paper seeks to complement this view of exploitation and exploration with a Marxist reading which is unwittingly implied by these terms. More specifically, we combine neo-Marxist and paleo-Marxist arguments to more fully understand the conflictual relations that underpin exploitation and exploration in the management of firms. This enables us to address both the objective and subjective dimensions of exploitation and exploration which firms and workers are involved in through the contemporary capitalist labour process. We illustrate this by drawing on a case study of a large Swedish manufacturing firm which sought to improve lean production by systematically helping employees to explore their own lifestyles and possibilities for a healthier and happier life.

  • 22.
    Mikael, Holmqvist
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business, Management & Organisation.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business, Management & Organisation.
    Organizing the extended organization2003In: Intelligent management in the knowledge economy / [ed] Sven Junghagen, Henrik C. J. Linderoth, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003, p. 66-90Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Yakhlef, Ali
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Maravelias, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Ethical practices as post-bureaucratic control mechanisms2007In: Beyond Hierarchical Organizations?: The Possibilities of Non-Hierarchical Relations Power., 2007Chapter in book (Refereed)
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