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Kurvinen, J. & Svante, B. (2007). Leaving the public sector for a new private venture: creating context from a gender perspective. In: : (pp. 10-).
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2007 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The empirical context for this study is drawn from interviews with 15 women who have left a job in the public sector in order to start a new private venture in the same industry. The theoretical basis is a discussion about the ways that norms and conceptions of entrepreneurship affect individual entrepreneurs, considering that entrepreneurship is a male gendered concept. The findings are presented in five recurrent themes that describe how the entrepreneurs create context for their new ventures: polarization, loyalty, marginalization, role creation and leadership style. Marginalization is described as self appointed and ascribed invisibility. Role creation is described as imitating and resisting the managerial discourse at the same time.

Keywords
Entreprenörskap, genus
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-2390 (URN)
Available from: 2007-03-08 Created: 2007-03-08 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Brunåker, S. & Kurvinen, J. (2006). Intrapreneurship, local initiatives in organizational change processes. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 27(2), 118-132
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2006 (English)In: Leadership & Organization Development Journal, ISSN 0143-7739, E-ISSN 1472-5347, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 118-132Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – This paper has its focus on local initiatives in developing the work organization. Local initiatives describe how shop floor workers and middle managers initiate organizational change by developing ideas emerging in the daily operations. The purpose of this article is to elaborate on how and why such local initiatives emerge and develop.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper combines theories about entrepreneurship and organizational change as a framework to understand local initiatives. Local initiatives contribute to the understanding of organizational change processes by emphasizing not only the voice of the managerial discourse but also the voice of local actors. The empirical findings are based on interviews in a paper pulp plant.

Findings – Local initiatives are a way for shop floor workers and middle managers to translate work procedures into something that makes sense in their own context of daily operations. The intrapreneur acts not as a change agent for someone else's intentions but as a self appointed actor who initiates and drives the process of creating unequivocal interpretations of equivocal events.

Research limitations/implications – The findings are based on a single case study.

Practical implications – The paper stresses the importance for managers to find ways to deal with local initiatives. Generating and collecting ideas is the easy part, the challenge is to do something with the ideas received.

Originality/value – A model is suggested that describes four different approaches to organizational change.

Keywords
Entrepreneurialism, middle managers, ideas generation, organizational change
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-2287 (URN)10.1108/01437730610646624 (DOI)2-s2.0-33645022183 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2007-02-20 Created: 2007-02-20 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Brunåker, S. & Vilhelmson, P. (2006). Tre perspektiv på delaktighet i förändring. Nordiske organisasjonsstudier, 8(4), 91-112
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2006 (Swedish)In: Nordiske organisasjonsstudier, ISSN 1501-8237, Vol. 8, no 4, p. 91-112Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
delaktighet, entreprenörskap, faktor analys
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-2473 (URN)
Available from: 2007-01-19 Created: 2007-01-19 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Ahlström Söderling, R., Brunåker, S., Lindhult, E. & McCluskey, D. (2005). Do something different!: Entrepreneurship courses in management education. In: Trading Wor(l)ds: rapport från RENT en forskningskonferens (pp. 10-29). Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Do something different!: Entrepreneurship courses in management education
2005 (English)In: Trading Wor(l)ds: rapport från RENT en forskningskonferens, Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle , 2005, p. 10-29Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2005
Series
Working paper / University of Gävle, ISSN 1403-8757 ; 31
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-2439 (URN)
Note
Article for submission to Educational Action Research, Spring 2005Available from: 2007-04-25 Created: 2007-04-25 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Brunåker, S., Gaddefors, J., Kurvinen, J., Mickelsson, K., Nyström, H., Söderhäll, B. & Vilhelmson, P. (2005). Trading wor(l)ds: rapport från RENT en forskningskonferens. Gävle: University of Gävle
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2005 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: University of Gävle, 2005. p. 59
Series
Working paper, ISSN 1403-8757 ; 31
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18976 (URN)
Available from: 2015-02-11 Created: 2015-02-11 Last updated: 2019-11-13Bibliographically approved
Brunåker, S. & Nyström, H. (2005). Using local initiatives to influence corporate entrepreunership: the role of the plant manager. In: Trading Wor(l)ds: rapport från RENT en forskningskonferens (pp. 30-36). Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Using local initiatives to influence corporate entrepreunership: the role of the plant manager
2005 (English)In: Trading Wor(l)ds: rapport från RENT en forskningskonferens, Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle , 2005, p. 30-36Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2005
Series
Working paper / University of Gävle, ISSN 1403-8757 ; 31
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-2441 (URN)
Available from: 2007-04-25 Created: 2007-04-25 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Brunåker, S. & Vilhelmson, P. (2003). Delaktighet i förändring: attityder till förändring i arbetsorganisationen hos operatörer i massaindustrin. In: Efterskalv: företagsekonomiska bidrag presenterade på NFF konferens i Reykjavik 2003. Paper presented at NFF Reykjavik 2003.
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2003 (Swedish)In: Efterskalv: företagsekonomiska bidrag presenterade på NFF konferens i Reykjavik 2003, 2003Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-2434 (URN)
Conference
NFF Reykjavik 2003
Available from: 2007-04-25 Created: 2007-04-25 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Brunåker, S. (2003). Efterskalv: företagsekonomiska bidrag presenterade på NFF konferens i Reykjavik 2003. Gävle: University of Gävle
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Efterskalv: företagsekonomiska bidrag presenterade på NFF konferens i Reykjavik 2003
2003 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: University of Gävle, 2003
Series
Working paper, ISSN 1403-8757 ; 25
Keywords
Företagsledning, Företagsorganisation
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19008 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-30 Created: 2018-10-30 Last updated: 2018-11-28Bibliographically approved
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