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  • 1.
    Almqvist, Roland
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Johanson, Ulf
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Ansvarsfull verksamhetsstyrning2012 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 2. Axelsson, Karin
    et al.
    Bjurström, Erik
    Holmgren, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Dobers, Peter
    Håkansta, Carin
    Göransson, Jenny
    Johanson, Ulf
    Lindell, Eva
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Wennhall, Johan
    Hög tid att ta ansvar för samverkan2011In: En vitbok i färg: tio inlägg om svensk forskningspolitik / [ed] Karin Axelsson och Anna-Maria Jonuks, Västerås: Mälardalens högskola , 2011Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 3. Case, Peter
    et al.
    Gaggiotti, Hugo
    Gosling, Jonathan
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Of Tropes, Totems, and Taboos: Reflections on Morgan's Images From a Cross-Cultural Perspective2016In: Exploring Morgan’s Metaphors: Theory, Research, and Practice in Organizational Studies / [ed] Anders Örtenblad, Kiran Trehan, Linda L. Putnam, London: Sage Publications, 2016, 226-243 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 4.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    At the heart of accounting2014In: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, ISSN 1368-0668, E-ISSN 1758-4205, Vol. 27, no 8, 1 p.1342-1343 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Defying interpretation: Dwelling on and delving into metonymy2014In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760, Vol. 20, no 3, 232-249 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To defy interpretation, delay sense making and accommodate a process view, I propose metonymy as an alternative/complement to metaphor in organization studies. By way of three examples I attempt to show how the unpacking of metonymies, i.e. metonymic reading, can delay metaphorical interpretation to allow for the inclusion of alternative views of concrete experience. Thus, although metonymy ultimately yields to metaphor, it seems worthwhile to dwell on and delve into. 

  • 6.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Extensions and intensions of management control: The inclusion of health2010In: Critical Perspectives on Accounting, ISSN 1045-2354, E-ISSN 1095-9955, Vol. 2010, no 21, 655-668 p., 8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Interest in management control of intangibles has grown remarkably during the last decades and now includes managing employee health. Research in this field is so far in the early stages: few empirical studies have been undertaken and fewer studies take into consideration the implications of such systems. In this paper we wish to contribute to the field with a qualitative study of instances of management control of health in ten Swedish organizations.

    Many good intentions lie behind the idea of making health and ill-health a subject for management control and the expected results are very positive—lower sick-leave rates, reduction of costs and human suffering. Such intentions stand for an intension, i.e. the ideas, properties or state of affairs that are connoted by a word or symbol, in this case what can be connoted by the concept of management control of health, its conceptual position. An intension, however, is not given insofar as a word or concept may be associated to more than one. Thus we set out to interpret management control of health in terms of two conceptual positions, modernism and postmodernism, in order to bring forth two very different intensions of management control of health: one where the practice is seen as an investment with a purpose to visualize ill-health and increase efficiency by putting in place measures to increase employee health; the other where the practice is seen as a means to make the individual accountable in order to be able to intensify control and colonize leisure. 

  • 7.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Växjö universitet.
    Retorik2009Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Retorik är betydligt mer än vältalighet och språkutsmyckning. Den återfinns ständigt i allas vår vardag genom ord, handlingar, texter och bilder. i den här boken skildras retoriken och dess förhållande till samhälle och samhällsvetenskap.

  • 8.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    The story of us: on the nexus between metaphor and story in writing scientific articles2011In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760, Vol. 17, no 5, 403-416 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Inquiring along the lines of reflexivity into the style of scientific articles as portrayed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), an attempt is made to bring forth the nexus between metaphor and plot in the story of academic writing. The contention is that the APA manual expounds a protoplot (B. Czarniawska. 1999. Writing management - organization theory as a literary genre. Oxford: Oxford University Press) in and through its description/prescription of the form of the scientific article that is held together by a metaphor, the incessant strife for progress, that binds together the elements of the story (plot) of writing scientific articles. Writing is then the creation of organization in an always already organized manner so that we can know a scientific article as a scientific article and ensure ever-forward motion in and through its end.

  • 9.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Transparency III2015In: Critical Perspectives on Accounting, ISSN 1045-2354, E-ISSN 1095-9955, Vol. 31, 91-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Transparency redux2014In: Critical Perspectives on Accounting, ISSN 1045-2354, E-ISSN 1095-9955, Vol. 25, no 8, 851-851 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Höglund, Linda
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Svärdsten Nymans, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Spänningar i styrningen: en strategisk angelägenhet: en fallstudie inom Trafikverket2016Report (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Jonsson, Leif
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Förutsättningar för styrning av samverkan: en studie om etableringen av ett samverkansinitiativ mellan kommuner och högskola2013Report (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Mårtensson Hansson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Tamm Hallström, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Handelshögskolan i Stockholm, Sverige.
    Identifiering av parallella styrmodeller och deras olikheter: en studie av styrningens komplexitet2014Report (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish Social Insurance Agency is an authority which in recent years has undergone a number of large-scale reorganizations and attempts to change and improve its management. The size of the authority’s activities and the variety of the demands that are made on this authority, make the management complex. The purpose of this report is to contribute with knowledge of the complexity of management accounting and control within Swedish public sector, based on the example of the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. We ask ourselves three questions: Which management models does the Swedish Social Insurance Agency work with? On which fundamental assumptions are different management accounting and control models based? How do these models relate to each other on a conceptual level? Through the description of the Swedish The Swedish Social Insurance Agency, we can in our analysis identify three management accounting and control models that are used in parallel, that are based on partly different fundamental assumptions. In the discussion, we problematize the similarities and differences of the models and the consequences for management accounting and control prerequisites.

  • 14.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Mårtensson Hansson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Tamm Hallström, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.
    Management accounting and control practices within a public organization: reinforcing NPM or starting anew2013In: 22nd Nordic Academy of management conference held at University of Iceland Reykjavík, 21-23 August, 2013: Final Program and Abstracts : NFF 2013 On Practice and Knowledge Eruptions, 2013, 131-131 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Harnessing plurality: on the managing accounting and control of a collaborative practice2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the field of management accounting and control of inter-organizational collaboration by researching how they are managed and accounted for. We turn thus to the management accounting and control practices in an inter-organizational collaboration called “Robotdalen”, a Swedish robotics initiative that aims at “enabling commercial success of new ideas and research within robotics and automation” (Robotdalen 2012) and ask: how is Robotdalen managed and accounted for? The results of the study show how Robotdalen turns aspects of the inter-organizational relation into intra-organizational ones by among others things, developing its own identity.

  • 16.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Styrning av samverkan: exempel från två pågående samverkansinitiativ2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Styrning av samverkan: Exempel från två pågående samverkansinitiativ2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, Sweden, Linnaeus University, Sweden.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    The makings of a statement: accounting for employee health2010In: Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting, ISSN 1401-338X, E-ISSN 1758-745X, Vol. 14, no 4, 286-306 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore how the idea of health statements is constructed and on what assumptions it rests.

    Design/methodology/approach – Published health statements from the Swedish municipality of Umea ̊ are analysed in terms of the rhetoric of the arguments that are presented. This is done in order to identify the assumptions the arguments rest on.

    Findings – Although no empirical proof is provided, the arguments presented in the health statements of Umea ̊ municipality follow a logic that goes from success factors to good results via employee health and satisfaction as a proxy of internal quality of work that in turn is assumed to create good quality of service. The construction of that logic is concomitantly the production and reproduction of a moral system of values that rest on the ambiguousness and implicitness.

    Originality/value – A discussion about the assumptions expressed in Umea ̊ municipality’s health statements, how they are constructed to make the management accounting of employee health work and the construction of morals that is implicit in that system. 

  • 19.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Roslender, Robin
    School of Management and Languages, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
    Managing and measuring employee health and wellbeing: a review and critique2010In: Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, ISSN 1832-5912, Vol. 6, no 4, 436-459 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify the case for taking employee health and wellbeing into account in some way and to consider a range of objections that might be raised against such exercises.

    Design/methodology/approach – The paper identifies the existence of a persistent sickness absence as a cause for concern for a range of stakeholders and how it might be accounted for in the light of recent developments within the intellectual capital field. Attention then turns to some of the difficulties such well meaning interventions might encounter, and briefly considers how a self-accounting approach might in some part overcome these.

    Findings – The paper finds that a programme of empirical research within the field of employee health and wellbeing is now required to ensure that employee health and wellbeing into account.

    Practical implications – While predominantly a discursive contribution to the literature, the paper incorporates some discussion of innovative accounting interventions.

    Originality/value – In contrast to viewing sickness absence from a cost perspective, the paper encourages stakeholders to embrace a wider spectrum of ways of seeing to better understand employee health and wellbeing issues in the work place.

  • 20.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Tamm Hallström, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    New Public Management: på jakt efter den perfekta styrningen2013In: Företagsekonomin och samhället / [ed] Hans Hasselbladh, Mikael Holmqvist, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2013, 107-140 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Kapitlet baseras huvudsakligen på en kvalitativ intervjustudie som inkluderar representanter från den högsta ledningen i Försäkringskassan och deras perspektiv på hur myndigheten organiserar och implementerar sin verksamhetsstyrning. Den frågeställning som kapitlet utgår ifrån är: hur är styrningen i Försäkringskassan organiserad och vilka oavsedda konsekvenser kan identifieras av pågående verksamhetsstyrningsförsök? I analysen identifieras oavsedda konsekvenser som uppstår till följd av hur verksamhetsstyrningen organiseras i en komplex organisatorisk kontext som karaktäriseras av två parallella och delvis motstridiga styrlogiker. Dessa styrlogiker diskuteras sedan utifrån New Public Management. 

  • 21.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Tamm Hallström, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    Teamed up, not teaming up: Downsourcing responsibility through lean teams2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Tamm Hallström, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    The development of the management accountant’s role revisited: an example from the Swedish Social Insurance AgencyIn: Financial Accountability and Management, ISSN 0267-4424, E-ISSN 1468-0408Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study traces the development of the management accountant (MA) role at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (SIA). In 2012, the agency began a reformation by implementing the Lean management system in hopes of increasing customer trust. The results of this study show that the authority of the MA rests on decentralisation and the proximity of MAs to managers, as previous research has shown, and more specifically on a definitional and a moral prerogative that may or may not be awarded to MAs enabling them to act as de facto managers. The study shows how the role of the SIA’s operative level MAs changed into a helpdesk function with the role of assisting other groups to help themselves, in this case operative-level teams that had begun performing management accounting tasks. Thus, this study bears witness not to the expansion and hybridisation of existing MA roles, but to the reduction in authority and de-hybridisation of the MA role, from business partner to a pedagogical role on a consultative basis.

  • 23.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Tamm Hallström, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    När handläggaren blev teammedlem: om autonomi, lärande och styrning i Försäkringskassan2015Report (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Holmgren, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Mårtensson Hansson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Tamm Hallström, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.
    Continuities and discontinuities of management accounting and control: introducing Lean at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of NPM’s aftermath. During the past few decades NPM has been highly influential on management accounting and control practices in the public sector around the world. As an unintended consequence in some public organizations, management accounting and control has become characterized by a strict command and control practice where e.g. attempts to decentralize have paradoxically led to increased centralized control and where focus on efficiency and results has resulted in detailed performance measurements. Some even argue that NPM is the 21st century’s version of scientific management. However, NPM has more recently been challenged and alternatives have been suggested. Thus, different values as well as softer management accounting and control practices have been proposed. Based on a study of management accounting and control practices in the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, this paper analyzes whether the agency’s Lean reform is just a lip-service to show that it is doing something to take action against negative consequences of previous NPM reforms – thus a continuation of NPM – or/and something new, a discontinuation of NPM.

  • 25.
    Holmgren, Mikael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Mårtensson Hansson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Tamm Hallström, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    Controllerrolen i Försäkringskassans nya styrning.2015Report (Other academic)
  • 26. Höglund, Linda
    et al.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Managing paradoxes in governance: tensions in the emergence of a new board2015In: Contingency, behavioural and evolutionary perspectives on public and nonprofit governance / [ed] Luca Gnan, Alessandro Hinna, Fabio Monteduro, Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015, 1-30 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Taking a micro-perspective of governance that includes pro- blem-solving and stakeholder involvement capabilities as part of the stra- tegic steering role, we wish to contribute to the understanding of the human side of governance. Thus we have studied the relationships between the board and its management and stakeholders, and in so doing we recognize internal and external actors as well as the board itself, and how they all contribute to the implementation of the governance function.

    Methodology/approach: Based on an interpretative approach that focuses on change over time, we performed a qualitative empirical study of the governance of Robotdalen, a small non-profit public organization in Sweden that is a joint public and private collaboration. This chapter forms part of a longitudinal study that has been carried out since 2009. It is based primarily on interviews with board members, management and other stakeholders, and complemented by document studies and observations.

    Findings: Governance practice entails multiple and multilevel tasks, and the tensions between representativeness/professional boards, confor- mance/performance, and controlling/partnering up with management, are prevalent in both small non-profit and public organizations. According to our results the apparent choice between the extremes of each tension is, however, not a choice at all but rather a balancing act. In trying to balance tensions through collaboration between managers, board, financiers, and the hosting university, new governance structures and practices emerge at the organizational level.

    Originality/value: By following the process of the emergence of a new board, we illustrate how various actors work together to co-produce gov- ernance functions in practice. In the past little or no effort has been made to take into account contextual factors such as organizational size an aspect that may influence or shape board characteristics and work methodology. We therefore attempt to do so in our chapter, by studying the emergence of a new board in a small public organization, what possible paradoxes and tensions are involved in such work, and how such tensions are managed. 

  • 27.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Tamm Hallström, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    Managing street-level bureaucrats in the aftermath of NPM – the every day life and work of case workers at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper aims to contribute to the understanding of NPM's aftermath. During the last decades, NPM has been highly influential of management accounting and control practices in the public sector around the world. As an unintended consequence, management accounting and control has become a command and control driven practice where attempts to decentralize and to empower have paradoxically lead to increased centralized control and disempowerment because the focus on efficiency and results has resulted in detailed performance measurement.

    In this paper we account for a case study of the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (SIA) that has been undertaking a major management accounting and control reform since 2012 in order to curb the unexpected consequences of previous NPM reforms. The study focuses on street-level bureaucrats and is based on 30 semi-structured interviews, of mainly case-workers, that were conducted in 2014. The interest in the work conducted by street-level bureaucrats dates back to the 1980s with Lipsky's seminal work based on studies undertaken at the very birth of NPM. Now, 30 years later, a new crossroad can be identified, where the ideals of NPM are challenged, which makes it relevant to return to this practice. The paper discusses how the everyday life and work of the case-workers has changed in response to the management accounting and control changes that have taken place at the agency.

  • 28.
    Tamm Hallström, Kristina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
    Coaching on demand: The role of the management accountant at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Thomson, Kerstin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    The quest for public value in the Swedish museum transition2014In: Public value management, measurement and reporting / [ed] James Guthrie, Giuseppe Marcon, Salvatore Russo, Sampson Lee Blair, Jennifer Higgins, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014, 105-128 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose — The aim of this paper is to investigate the nature of public value in the context of Swedish public museum management and how it is created.

    Methodology/approach —The museum context is introduced, and assumptions and principles underpinning new public management (NPM) and public value management, along with examples of applicability and implementation in museums, are presented. Three key issues of convergence and divergence within the theoretical framework — strategic orientation, accountability and performance — are identified and introduced as a gateway to the empirical findings and the ensuing discussion.

    Findings —NPM-oriented values have become part of the strategic orientation of the museum sector. The results of this study show that there exist at least three conceptions of museum management that are based on two different strategic orientations, that is, accessibility and conservation, which also point to different conceptions of value.

    Social implications — Museum management can be seen as the management of tensions between conservation and accessibility and between customer orientation and stakeholder orientation towards the creation of museum value.

    Originality/value of paper — The findings will assist museum management determine not only what value is but also for whom it is valuable, taking into account both present and future generations. 

  • 30.
    Åkerstedt, Torbjörn
    et al.
    National institute for psychosocial factors and health and Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet.
    Olsson, Birgitta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting. Lund Universitet.
    Ingre, Michael
    National institute for psychosocial factors and health and Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet.
    Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
    Kecklund, Göran
    National institute for psychosocial factors and health and Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet.
    A 6-hour working day: effects on well-being2001In: Journal of Human Ergology, ISSN 0300-8134, Vol. 30, no 1/2, 197-202 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effect of the total amount of work hours and the benefits of a shortening is frequently debated, but very little data is available. The present study compared a group (N=41) that obtained a 9h reduction of the working week (to a 6h day) with a comparison group (N=22) that retained normal work hours. Both groups were constituted of mainly female health care and day care nursery personnel. The experimental group retained full pay and extra personnel were employed to compensate for loss of hours. Questionnaire data were obtained before and 1 year after the change. The data were analyzed using two-factor ANOVA with the interaction of year*group for social factors, sleep quality, mental fatigue, and heart/respiratory complaints, and attitude to work hours. In all cases the experimental group improved whereas the control group did not change. It was concluded that shortened work hours have clear social effects and moderate effects on well-being.

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