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Fried, Andrea
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Fried, A. (2019). The importance of studying deviance in management control. In: : . Paper presented at Nordisk Workshop i Ekonomistyrning 2019, Linköpings universitet.
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2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In management control, it almost goes without saying that contemporary organizations need far more complex logics and organizational control mechanisms than the once dominant bureaucratic control regime could offer. Today, contemporary organizations must cope with uncertain situations inherent, for instance, in innovation processes, organizational learning, professional services, knowledge creation, temporary forms of work, communities of practice, and cross-boundary organizations. All in all, however, they are still confronted with the resilience of the bureaucratic control regime, de-personalized control relations and de-contextualized management systems for monitoring global standardized routines. This paper works therefore further on the question how management control can overcome the classical notion of control which changes when systems are undetermined and when managerial questions are principally undecidable. The paper does it by exploring the dialectic of control (Giddens) to further discover novel directions for research in the field.

Keywords
management control, dialectic of control, deviance
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-153882 (URN)
Conference
Nordisk Workshop i Ekonomistyrning 2019, Linköpings universitet
Funder
German Research Foundation (DFG), FR 2892/3-1
Available from: 2019-01-16 Created: 2019-01-16 Last updated: 2019-01-25Bibliographically approved
Fried, A., Karadzhova-Beyer, D., Langer, S. & Pretorius, A. (2019). The nexus between standards and innovation - an explanation of contradictory results through the concept of social agency. In: : . Paper presented at European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) Conference 2019, Subtheme 31 on The Agency-ing of Agency: Linking Actors and Institutions, convenors: Hans Hasselbladh, Jannis Kallinikos, Samer Abdelnour.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The nexus between standards and innovation - an explanation of contradictory results through the concept of social agency
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
agency, standard, standard enactment, innovation, standard-innovation nexus
National Category
Economics and Business Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-154580 (URN)
Conference
European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) Conference 2019, Subtheme 31 on The Agency-ing of Agency: Linking Actors and Institutions, convenors: Hans Hasselbladh, Jannis Kallinikos, Samer Abdelnour
Funder
German Research Foundation (DFG), FR 2892/3-1
Available from: 2019-02-20 Created: 2019-02-20 Last updated: 2019-06-16
Gey, R. (2018). Metastructuring for Standards: How Organizations Respond to the Multiplicity of Standards. In: Jakobs, Kai (Ed.), Corporate and global standardization initiatives in contemporary society: (pp. 252-276). Hershey, PA: IGI Global
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2018 (English)In: Corporate and global standardization initiatives in contemporary society / [ed] Jakobs, Kai, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2018, p. 252-276Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter focusses on the appearance and implementation of process standards in software development organizations. The authors are interested in the way organizations handle the plurality of process standards. Organizations respond by metastructuring to the increasing demand for standardizing their development processes. Standards metastructuring summarizes all organizational mechanisms for facilitating the ongoing adaption of global standards to the organizational context. Based on an in-depth single case study of a software developing organization in the automotive technology sector, the authors found four areas of metastructuring, four roles for standard mediation, and four types of metastructuring activities. With the case study, they encourage further research that proves standards in use and how organizations respond to the challenges of standardization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2018
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-144823 (URN)10.4018/978-1-5225-5320-5.ch011 (DOI)9781522553205 (ISBN)1522553207 (ISBN)9781522553212 (ISBN)
Funder
German Research Foundation (DFG), FR 2892/3-1
Available from: 2018-02-01 Created: 2018-02-01 Last updated: 2018-02-07Bibliographically approved
Sarah, L. & Fried, A. (2017). A phenomenological perspective on organizational deviance – the enactment of standards in software development. In: : . Paper presented at 10th International Critical Management Studies Conference, July 3-5, 2017, Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, UK.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Keywords
deviance, phenomenology
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141604 (URN)
Conference
10th International Critical Management Studies Conference, July 3-5, 2017, Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, UK
Funder
German Research Foundation (DFG), FR 2892/3-1
Available from: 2017-10-02 Created: 2017-10-02 Last updated: 2017-11-08Bibliographically approved
Fried, A. & Singhal, A. (2017). Deviance in management and organization studies: functionalist and interactionist perspectives. In: : . Paper presented at 10th International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference, Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, UK, July 3-5, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deviance in management and organization studies: functionalist and interactionist perspectives
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Keywords
Deviance
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141603 (URN)
Conference
10th International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference, Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, UK, July 3-5, 2017
Projects
Dangerous and Benefitial Drift of Standards (DaDriS)
Funder
German Research Foundation (DFG), FR 2892/3-1
Available from: 2017-10-02 Created: 2017-10-02 Last updated: 2017-11-09Bibliographically approved
Coldwell, D., Papageorgiou, E., Callaghan, C. & Fried, A. (2016). Academic citizenship and wellbeing: An exploratory cross-cultural study of South African and Swedish academic perceptions. South African Journal of Higher Education, 30(1), 80-105
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Academic citizenship and wellbeing: An exploratory cross-cultural study of South African and Swedish academic perceptions
2016 (English)In: South African Journal of Higher Education, ISSN 1011-3487, E-ISSN 1753-5913, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 80-105Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Academic citizenship is, conceptually speaking, closely related to organisational citizenship behaviour, as both concepts can be regarded as consisting essentially of personal co-worker and organisational support behaviours. Academics across the world operate in widely divergent settings in different socioeconomic and political situations and higher education environments. Such differing circumstances might be expected to have a bearing on the priorities that academics face in different countries and the ways academic citizenship is understood. This paper uses a mixed methods approach to analyse perceptions of academic citizenship and employee well-being in one Swedish and one South African university which operate in starkly different socioeconomic circumstances. The findings of the exploratory study suggest that despite wide-ranging differences in socioeconomic environments between the two countries, there is a high degree of common understanding of the form and substance of academic citizenship and its bearing on well-being. Key words Academic citizenship, organisational citizenship behaviour, South African and Swedish universities, well-being

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Unisa Press, 2016
Keywords
academic citizenship, organisational citizenship behaviour, South African and Swedish universities, well-being
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121808 (URN)10.20853/30-1-555 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-10-07 Created: 2015-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Gey, R., Fried, A. & Langer, S. (2015). Certification matters - competition of market, rational-bureaucratic and professional logics in software development organisations. In: Kai Jakobs (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (IEEE SIIT): . Paper presented at The 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (IEEE SIIT) (pp. 9-18). Red Hook, NY: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (IEEE SIIT) / [ed] Kai Jakobs, Red Hook, NY: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015, p. 9-18Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We refer to an ongoing discussion around micro-institutionalist approaches in the neo-institutional perspective on organizations ([ 1 ], (2), (3), [ 4 ]). The paper addresses how organizations respond to pressures from competing and potentially conflicting institutional logics (1). An understanding of organizational responses is drawn from the conflict of the professional, rational -bureaucratic and market logic (5). By investigating the implementation of the process improvement standard CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) in software development organizations, we show different organizational responses to these conflicting institutional logics. A CMMI certificate for a software development process embodies all three institutional logics: (a) the market logic due its potential of a competitive advantage resulting from an increased trust in the final software product by customers, (b) the rational-bureaucratic logic by exercising managerial control over compliance of software development processes with the CMMI standards requirements and (c) the professional logic in form of its inscribed expertise in software engineering. Our empirical results show three different responses: ( I) an integrative approach that balances between the conflicting logics, (2) a durable and a (3) non-durable response which favor market and rational bureaucratic logic. At the same time, the three investigated cases highlight different consequences for the software developers and their professional logic. The findings of the study contribute to neo-institutional theory by delivering empirical insights on how differently logics are managed in the day-to-day practice of actors. Thus, we call for further empirical investigation on the micro-institutionalist level. A link of the neo-institutionalist perspective to the theoretical perspective of the professions is suggested.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Red Hook, NY: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-142746 (URN)978-1-4673-9533-5 (ISBN)
Conference
The 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (IEEE SIIT)
Funder
German Research Foundation (DFG), FR 2892/3-1
Available from: 2017-11-01 Created: 2017-11-01 Last updated: 2019-05-10Bibliographically approved
Coldwell, D. & Fried, A. (2014). Cross-cultural knowledge management in collaborative academic research (1ed.). In: Anders Ortenblad (Ed.), Handbook of research on knowledge management: Adaptation and context (pp. 128-156). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2014 (English)In: Handbook of research on knowledge management: Adaptation and context / [ed] Anders Ortenblad, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014, 1, p. 128-156Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Knowledge management as we frame it for this chapter is perceived as a bundle of structural initiatives to enable learning within and by organizations (Ackerman et al. 2003). It supports sharing of knowledge and is a ‘relational approach towards knowledge [that] places greater emphasis on the level of the group, the community, the network and the organization, than on the individual employee’ (Huysman and de Wit 2002, p. 4; see also Adair 2004). The relational approach to knowledge management is grounded in the idea that ‘the intelligence of a collective comes from individual contributions combined by people’s interactions’ (Perkins 2003, p. 246). These contributions and interactions yield effective decisions, solutions and plans (Perkins 2003) that are progressively kept track of (Adair 2004). Several concepts including ‘local ontology’ (Gergen 1995), organizations’ ‘cognitive systems and memories’ (Hedberg 1981), ‘mutual knowledge’ (Giddens 1979), ‘collective mind’ (Weick and Roberts 1993) or ‘collective knowledge’ (Spender 1994) understand organizational knowledge as cognitively embedded but shared among organizational members (Fried 2003). To be shared, knowledge needs to be enacted in organizational practices that are an ‘ongoing activity stream and emerges in the style with which activities are interrelated’ (Weick and Roberts 1993, p. 365). From a strategic point of view, shared organizational knowledge and practices constitute competitive advantages that can be pitted against the heterogeneous character of competitors

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014 Edition: 1
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121809 (URN)10.4337/9781783470426.00018 (DOI)978-17-8347-041-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-10-07 Created: 2015-10-07 Last updated: 2015-10-15Bibliographically approved
Coldwell, D. & Fried, A. (2014). International Research Collaboration: The Meaning of Reflexive Processes in Scientific Communities of Practice. In: British Academy of Management (Ed.), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management: . Paper presented at Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management, Belfast Waterfront, Northern Ireland, 9-11 September 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>International Research Collaboration: The Meaning of Reflexive Processes in Scientific Communities of Practice
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management / [ed] British Academy of Management, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper describes a multidisciplinary international collaborative academic research group. The study is cross sectional and adopts a mixed methods approach. It contributes to the literature by describing and analyzing reflexive processes’ costs and benefits in international collaborative research in generating and disseminating knowledge against a background of increasing globalization. The study suggests that research capabilities can be enhanced through research collaboration, although specific challenges with such an approach are evident.

Keywords
collaborative research, multidisciplinary, reflexivity
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-147311 (URN)
Conference
Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management, Belfast Waterfront, Northern Ireland, 9-11 September 2014
Available from: 2018-04-16 Created: 2018-04-16 Last updated: 2018-04-26Bibliographically approved
Gey, R. & Fried, A. (2014). “Standard Bibles” and mediators as a way of software development organizations to cope with the multiplicity and plurality of standards. International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, 12(2), 57-77
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Standard Bibles” and mediators as a way of software development organizations to cope with the multiplicity and plurality of standards
2014 (English)In: International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, ISSN 1539-3062, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 57-77Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we focus on the appearance and implementation of process standards in software development organizations. In particular, we are interested in the way organizations handle the plurality and multitude of process standards they are faced with in a modern working environment. The process how organizations respond to environmental challenges like the increasing demand for process standards we call metastructuring. Based on the metastructuring approach by Orlikowski et al. (1995) we explore the process of internal standard-use mediation by an in-depth single case study. The case company develops step by step a dedicated institutional entity reacting to standard complexity and customer pressure. As a result, mediators shape extensively the standard use of the employees in the case company. They develop a process library which integrates different standards. We shed light on how this metastructuring process is accomplished, which areas of metastructuring regarding process standards can be found and explore different types of metastructuring activities by the involved standard-use mediators.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IGI-Global: , 2014
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121807 (URN)10.4018/ijitsr.2014070104 (DOI)
Funder
German Research Foundation (DFG)The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2015-10-07 Created: 2015-10-07 Last updated: 2015-10-29Bibliographically approved
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