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Lagrosen, Y. & Lagrosen, S. (2020). Organizational learning in consciousness-based education schools: a multiple-case study. International Journal of Educational Management, 1-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational learning in consciousness-based education schools: a multiple-case study
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Educational Management, ISSN 0951-354X, E-ISSN 1758-6518, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose An innovative technology called consciousness-based education (CBE) is being introduced in schools worldwide. The approach includes both an experiential and an intellectual component. However, research studies exploring learning in CBE are rare. The purpose of the paper is to explore how organizational learning takes place in schools, which adopt CBE in addition to their ordinary curriculum. Moreover, the ambition of the approach regarding quality is examined. Methodology/approach A multiple-case study has been carried out. Four schools using CBE have been studied: a private school in Fairfield, Iowa, USA; a governmentally funded free school in Skelmersdale, United Kingdom; an independent school in Melbourne, Australia, and a primary school in Lelystad, the Netherlands. In total, 26 in-depth interviews have been performed, mainly with teachers and students but also with principals and experts in the CBE pedagogy. In addition, three focus-group interviews with primary school pupils were conducted and observation during classes was included. The data were analyzed by the constant comparative technique from the grounded theory approach. Findings Categories characterizing organizational learning in the CBE schools have been identified. These findings are related to theories of the learning organization, resulting in a framework depicting different components of learning. Research limitation/implication - The study provides a framework illustrating organizational learning in schools that utilize CBE which affords an overview of the technology and can serve as a vantage point for further research. Since this is a qualitative case study, the effectiveness of the CBE approach and its impact on learning outcomes were not assessed, and the possibilities to generalize the findings are limited. Originality/value CBE has not previously been studied from an organizational learning perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2020
Keywords
Organizational learning, Quality, Consciousness-based education, Schools, Grounded theory
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Organisation theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-92849 (URN)10.1108/IJEM-01-2019-0009 (DOI)000515803400001 ()
Available from: 2020-03-12 Created: 2020-03-12 Last updated: 2020-03-12
Lagrosen, Y. & Lagrosen, S. (2019). Creating a culture for sustainability and quality: a lean-inspired way of working. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating a culture for sustainability and quality: a lean-inspired way of working
2019 (English)In: Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, ISSN 1478-3363, E-ISSN 1478-3371Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Even though much research has been carried out regarding various sustainability issues, the research into cultural aspects of sustainability and quality is very limited. The purpose of this study is to explore the culture of an award-winning company that is successfully working with sustainability and quality. The ambition is to contribute to the development of sustainable quality management. In order to identify and describe their ways of working, a case study was carried out at Sky Factory, an award-winning innovative manufacturing company which utilises Lean principles. In-depth interviews were performed with the CEO and a number of employees focusing on exploring their way of working as well as their value base, attitudes and practices regarding quality and sustainability. The data collection also included document studies and observation. The research was inductive, based on the Grounded Theory methodology and the data was analysed with the constant comparative technique. The analysis revealed a set of categories in the form of dimensions which, combined with theory, resulted in a tentative framework. One limitation is that the study only included a single company, which may limit the possibilities for generalisation. Nonetheless, the dimensions that were identified and the framework that integrates them should be useful as a vantage point for further research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Sustainability, Quality management, Organisational culture, Lean, Grounded theory
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90456 (URN)10.1080/14783363.2019.1575199 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-10 Created: 2019-12-10 Last updated: 2020-03-13
Lagrosen, S., Nilsson, A.-L. & Nilsson, L. (2019). Creating a market for ehealth entrepreneurs. In: Panagiotis Liargovas & Alexandros Kakouris (Ed.), Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Peloponnese, Kalamata, Greece, 19-20 September 2019: . Paper presented at 14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Kalamata, Greece, 19-20 September 2019 (pp. 566-571). ECIE
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating a market for ehealth entrepreneurs
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Peloponnese, Kalamata, Greece, 19-20 September 2019 / [ed] Panagiotis Liargovas & Alexandros Kakouris, ECIE , 2019, p. 566-571Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Digitalisation is rapidly changing the conditions for providing healthcare. New digital products and services are continuously integrated into the operations although not without frequent hurdles and difficulties. In addition, the ehealth market for public healthcare is dominated by fairly large companies while smaller, entrepreneurial companies have difficulties accessing the public health market. The purpose for the project reported in this paper is to examine how the competitiveness of ehealth entrepreneurs can be increased by gaining access to public healthcare. The aim is to develop a model describing the necessary conditions for a common development-process involving organisations in healthcare and small and medium size companies (SMEs), which can serve as a support in iterative improvement activities. The main methodology used in the project has been interactive workshops led by a professional moderator. Ten workshops involving representatives from healthcare, elderly care, SMEs and academia as well as politicians have been carried out. The findings are summarised in the model which gradually has emerged. The model has four vital cornerstones: understanding of needs, technical openness, procurement process and collaboration forum. Understanding of needs is a crucial aspect both from the perspective of healthcare and from SMEs. Currently, dialogue is lacking and SMEs do not in enough detail understand the processes taking place in healthcare and thus which the problems are. On the other hand, the healthcare representatives often do not have any overview of which suppliers and products exist and in what way they can aid in their operations. This leads to the procurement process often being ad hoc at the same time as it is limited by public procurement rules which frequently are too rigidly followed. Consequently, competence development of both healthcare organisations and SMEs is key to success. This development process will be highly facilitated by a collaboration forum – an arena in which healthcare representatives and SMEs can meet and learn from each other. The model, with its cornerstones, constitutes the main finding of the project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ECIE, 2019
Series
Proceedings of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ECIE, ISSN 2049-1050, E-ISSN 2049-1069
Keywords
eHealth, SMEs, Healthcare, procurement, digitalisation, competence development
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Health Informatics; Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-93075 (URN)978-1-912764-34-1 (ISBN)978-1-912764-35-8 (ISBN)
Conference
14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Kalamata, Greece, 19-20 September 2019
Available from: 2020-03-23 Created: 2020-03-23 Last updated: 2020-03-26Bibliographically approved
Lagrosen, Y. & Lagrosen, S. (2019). Workplace health in wellness - a study of Swedish spa-hotels. International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, 11(3), 395-408
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Workplace health in wellness - a study of Swedish spa-hotels
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, ISSN 1756-669X, E-ISSN 1756-6703, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 395-408Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose In previous research, quality management practices have been found to be related to better health for employees. Dimensions of health-promoting quality leadership have been defined. The purpose of this study was to identify dimensions of workplace health in the wellness industry and relate them to the dimensions of health-promoting quality leadership. Design/methodology/approach An empirical study involving seven leading spa-hotels in Sweden has been carried out. The first part of the study consisted of quality cafes carried out at each of the hotels. The quality cafe is a novel method, which has the World Cafe-method as its basis, combined with quality management techniques. Based on the findings from the quality cafes, an employee survey was developed. Findings The findings from the study include a definition of five major health dimensions for the employees, namely, happiness, kinship, respect, physical health conditions and control. The dimensions were found to be statistically consistent and correlated with the self-reported health of the respondents. Originality/value Workplace health in the wellness sector, which is growing worldwide, is very scarcely researched.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
Health promotion, Quality management, Leadership, Values, Well-being, Health
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89413 (URN)10.1108/IJQSS-03-2018-0025 (DOI)000486488600006 ()
Available from: 2019-10-03 Created: 2019-10-03 Last updated: 2019-10-03Bibliographically approved
Lagrosen, Y. & Lagrosen, S. (2018). Organizational learning in consciousness-based education schools: a multiple case-study. In: Su Mi Park-Daahlgard (Ed.), Proceedings of the 21th QMOD Conference: Building a Culture for Quality, Innovation and Sustainability. Paper presented at 21st QMOD International Conference on Quality and Service Sciences, Cardiff, Wales, UK, August 22-24, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational learning in consciousness-based education schools: a multiple case-study
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 21th QMOD Conference: Building a Culture for Quality, Innovation and Sustainability / [ed] Su Mi Park-Daahlgard, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84863 (URN)
Conference
21st QMOD International Conference on Quality and Service Sciences, Cardiff, Wales, UK, August 22-24, 2018
Available from: 2019-06-10 Created: 2019-06-10 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved
Lagrosen, S. & Lagrosen, Y. (2018). The effects of quality management on workplace health and stress. In: Su Mi Park-Daahlgard (Ed.), Proceedings of the 21th QMOD Conference: Building a Culture for Quality, Innovation and Sustainability. Paper presented at 21st QMOD International Conference on Quality and Service Sciences, Cardiff, Wales, UK, August 22-24, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effects of quality management on workplace health and stress
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 21th QMOD Conference: Building a Culture for Quality, Innovation and Sustainability / [ed] Su Mi Park-Daahlgard, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84866 (URN)
Conference
21st QMOD International Conference on Quality and Service Sciences, Cardiff, Wales, UK, August 22-24, 2018
Available from: 2019-06-10 Created: 2019-06-10 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved
Lagrosen, S. & Lagrosen, Y. (2018). The effects of workplace learning on employee health. In: Pather S. (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, ICICKM: Volume 2018. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, ICICKM 2018, Cape Town, South Africa, November 29-30, 2018 (pp. 143-150). Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effects of workplace learning on employee health
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, ICICKM: Volume 2018 / [ed] Pather S., Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2018, p. 143-150Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to examine associations between workplace learning and the health of the employees. In addition, connections to flow, sense of coherence, sexual harassment and workplace bullying are investigated. A questionnaire was constructed including previously tested constructs of workplace learning, workplace health and flow as well as new constructs concerning Sense of Coherence, sexual harassment and workplace bullying. The survey was delivered to a sample of Swedish secondary school teachers. 311 questionnaires were returned. They were analysed with correlation analyses and cluster analysis. The findings indicate significant associations between workplace learning and workplace health as well as Sense of Coherence, flow and workplace bullying. However, there was no significant correlation between sexual harassment and any of the other factors except workplace health. On the other hand, workplace health was found to be significantly related to flow and sense of coherence. The research implications of the findings are that workplace learning can be a means of improving the health of the employees as well as decreasing the risk of workplace bullying. Moreover, workplace learning may contribute to flow which in turn is also connected to workplace health. The findings are related to a theoretical framework with contributions from workplace learning, positive psychology and workplace health promotion. The implications for practitioners are that there is an additional reason to focus on workplace learning in organisations, namely the prospect of a healthier workplace. No previous research has addressed the associations between workplace learning, flow, bullying and health and in general, research into connections between learning and health at workplaces is very limited. Thus, the study has certain originality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2018
Keywords
Bullying, Flow, Health promotion, Positive psychology, Workplace health, Workplace learning, Cluster analysis, Health, Knowledge management, Personnel, Surveys, Health risks
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-83442 (URN)2-s2.0-85059799305 (Scopus ID)9781912764099 (ISBN)
Conference
15th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, ICICKM 2018, Cape Town, South Africa, November 29-30, 2018
Available from: 2019-05-28 Created: 2019-05-28 Last updated: 2019-06-05Bibliographically approved
Lagrosen, Y. & Lagrosen, S. (2017). Aesthetic service quality: a study of a symphony orchestra. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, 28(3-4), 318-330
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aesthetic service quality: a study of a symphony orchestra
2017 (English)In: Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, ISSN 1478-3363, E-ISSN 1478-3371, Vol. 28, no 3-4, p. 318-330Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to explore service quality in classical music, to relate the findings to the essence of Beauty that Kant, Plato and others describe and to discuss the implications for practice and research regarding aesthetical organisations. Some of the views of Beauty held by Plato and Kant are described and related to the theories of service quality, particularly the fundamental premises of the service dominant logic of marketing. An empirical study has been carried out at the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. In-depth interviews with members of the orchestra have provided qualitative data that have been analysed. The musicians’ views of quality in classical music are described. The findings are related to the philosophical theories of beauty and to the service quality theory. A model of quality dimensions in classical music is proposed. The findings of the study provide a vantage point for better understanding of the relationship between aesthetics and service quality. Service quality in music has not previously been studied and related to aesthetical theory. A limitation is that the study has only been carried out in one orchestra in one country. For managers of organisations with aesthetic activities, the study provides guidance into how service quality can be seen and handled.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Keywords
Beauty, Service quality, Service dominant logic of marketing, Aesthetics, Classical music, Kant, Plato
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-59706 (URN)10.1080/14783363.2015.1082419 (DOI)000397039800006 ()2-s2.0-84940782309 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-01-09 Created: 2017-01-09 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Lagrosen, S. (2017). Entrepreneurship in an emerging economy - a retrospective analysis of Swedish entrepreneurs. In: 2nd Business & Entrepreneurial Economics (BEE) Conference: . Paper presented at 2nd Business & Entrepreneurial Economics (BEE) Conference, 24th to 26th May 2017, Brijuni National Park, Croatia. University of Zagreb
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurship in an emerging economy - a retrospective analysis of Swedish entrepreneurs
2017 (English)In: 2nd Business & Entrepreneurial Economics (BEE) Conference, University of Zagreb , 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Zagreb, 2017
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75634 (URN)
Conference
2nd Business & Entrepreneurial Economics (BEE) Conference, 24th to 26th May 2017, Brijuni National Park, Croatia
Note

Ej belagd 20180612

Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved
Lagrosen, S. (2017). India's Ayurveda health system: Implications for western workplace health. In: Kristina Myrvold and Soniya Billore (Ed.), India: research on cultural encounters and representations at Linnaeus University (pp. 215-242). Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>India's Ayurveda health system: Implications for western workplace health
2017 (English)In: India: research on cultural encounters and representations at Linnaeus University / [ed] Kristina Myrvold and Soniya Billore, Makadam Förlag, 2017, p. 215-242Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Makadam Förlag, 2017
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75631 (URN)978-91-7061-253-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
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