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Dessne, Karin
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Dessne, K. (2016). Vägen till samarbete: Innovationsplattform Norrby och Textile Fashion Center. Borås: Högskolan i Borås
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vägen till samarbete: Innovationsplattform Norrby och Textile Fashion Center
2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Samarbete mellan organisationer som kan främja forskning och utveckling sker ofta i regional kontext mellan akademi, näringsliv och myndigheter. Två sådana regionala samarbeten för Borås återfinns som fallstudier i denna rapport: Innovationsplattform Norrby och Textile Fashion Center.

Många studier kring samarbete har sin hemvist främst inom management och ekonomi där fokus ligger på att identifiera framgångskoncept för att styra, kontrollera och hantera samarbete. Kunskap ses som något som bör överföras till nytta för den enskilde aktören och lärande ses som en konsekvens av att systematiskt överföra kunskap mellan organisationer. Dessa studier har även konstaterat att det i samarbete över organisationsgränser bland annat finns skillnader i kulturer och rutiner, bristande tillit och bristande respekt av varandras kompetens. Hur dessa faktorer påverkar de sociala relationerna har dock inte studerats i någon större utsträckning. Färre är således de studier som i stället med sociala utgångspunkter undersöker lärande mellan organisationer när det gäller själva dynamiken i relationerna – särskilt på den operativa nivån. Det behövs mer kvalitativt inriktad forskning för att förstå samarbete som äger rum i sådana relationer för att på så sätt också få insikt i hur samarbete mellan organisationer kan skapas, underbyggas och utvecklas.

Denna rapport presenterar en kvalitativ studie som undersöker hur relationer i ett samarbete mellan organisationer kan se ut och på vilka sätt organisationer kan skapa förutsättningar för att bygga samarbete utifrån ett socialt lärandeperspektiv. Studien har genomförts inom ramen för Collaboration Arenas, CARENA, ett större forskningsprojekt finansierat av Vinnova. I CARENA arbetade sex lärosäten tillsammans för att utveckla modeller eller arenor för strukturerat och långsiktigt samarbete. Förutom Högskolan i Borås medverkade högskolorna i Trollhättan, Skövde, Jönköping, Halmstad och Malmö.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: Högskolan i Borås, 2016. p. 120
Series
Vetenskap för profession: rapport, ISSN 1654-6520 ; 38
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11066 (URN)978-91-88269-31-7 (ISBN)978-91-88269-32 4 (ISBN)
Projects
Collaboration Arenas, CARENA
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-24 Last updated: 2018-01-14Bibliographically approved
Dessne, K. & Byström, K. (2015). Imitating CoPs: Imposing Formality on Informality. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Imitating CoPs: Imposing Formality on Informality
2015 (English)In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, ISSN 2330-1635, E-ISSN 2330-1643Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to explore the claim that Communities of Practice (CoPs) can be designed and managed. The concept of CoPs was originally developed as a social learning theory, and CoPs were defined by their in-formal emergent nature. This informal nature has been recognised to be of value to organisations, resulting in a desire to design CoPs. In this paper, the nature of CoPs is addressed by focusing on aspects of formality and informality in relationships and learning. CoPs are therefore described as emergent and designed practices. Furthermore, it is questioned whether a designed CoP may realise the essential characteristics attributed to an emergent CoP. It is argued that it is crucial to recognise the informal nature of CoPs in order to either encourage them as informal phenomena, or use the concept of CoPs as inspiration for designing imitations of them. However, when attempting to design them, the original meaning of a CoP is lost, even though, in some cases, the consequences of such a design may be beneficial to organisations. Nevertheless, when not taking the nature of a CoP into account, a designed construct may have a negative impact on learning and knowing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015
Keywords
Communities of Practice, nature of relationships, emergent, designed, interaction, identity
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2056 (URN)2320/14718 (Local ID)2320/14718 (Archive number)2320/14718 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Dessne, K. (2015). Information and learning activities in organisations: participants' views on where and how to engage. In: iConference 2015 Proceedings: . Paper presented at iConference 2015,Newport Beach USA, March 24-27, 2015.. , Article ID 113.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information and learning activities in organisations: participants' views on where and how to engage
2015 (English)In: iConference 2015 Proceedings, 2015, article id 113Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Series
iConference 2015 Proceedings
Keywords
knowledge management, information behaviour, social interaction, organisational learning, military
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11458 (URN)
Conference
iConference 2015,Newport Beach USA, March 24-27, 2015.
Available from: 2016-12-14 Created: 2016-12-14 Last updated: 2018-04-28Bibliographically approved
Dessne, K. (2014). In a world of values and views: Information and learning activities in a military setting. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Borås
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In a world of values and views: Information and learning activities in a military setting
2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis is about information and learning activities in organisations. A case study of the Swedish Armed Forces has been conducted and it consists of two parts; the first involves a licentiate thesis and two papers, while the second part includes two additional papers. The study focuses on learning from experiences in training and field action. The research endeavours to synthesise interactive and interdependent aspects of informality and formality. These aspects are used to explain how the nature of relationships manifests itself in a setting and how it relates to learning. Moreover, preconditions that contribute to how the nature of relationships is formed and reformed are explored. Finally, an effort has been made to find and describe implications of intervening with relationships in a setting. Such intervention may be desirable or required to accommodate or increase learning and knowing in organisations. Taken together, the findings show the complex dynamics between information, learning and knowing in the studied setting. Furthermore, it is illustrated how values and views in social interaction are part of how people construct relationships and learning within them. It is concluded that in order to facilitate learning by intervening with these relationships, it is important to understand the nature of them. Such intervention may vary from gentle facilitation to intrusive design, and success or failure depends on which is suitable. The research in this thesis adds to previous research emphasising the need for understanding the dynamics between information, learning and knowing in order to facilitate these activities. Future research may therefore build on the provided empirical findings and conceptual analyses to continue this line of reasoning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås, 2014
Series
Skrifter från Valfrid, ISSN 1103-6990 ; 57
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3694 (URN)2320/13598 (Local ID)978-91-981654-2-5 (ISBN)978-91-981654-3-2 (ISBN)2320/13598 (Archive number)2320/13598 (OAI)
Note

Doctoral thesis for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science at the University of Borås to be publicly defended on Thursday 5 June 2014 at 13.00 in lecture room E310, University of Borås, Allégatan 1, Borås

Available from: 2015-12-04 Created: 2015-12-04 Last updated: 2016-07-14Bibliographically approved
Dessne, K. (2013). Formality and Informality: Learning in Relationships in an Organisation. International Journal of Knowledge Management, 9(4), 17-32
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Formality and Informality: Learning in Relationships in an Organisation
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Knowledge Management, ISSN 1548-0666, E-ISSN 1548-0658, Vol. 9, no 4, p. 17-32Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An organisation and its work are formed by social structures in the form of relationships. The aim of this paper is to explore the nature of relationships and its impact on learning with a qualitative approach. A case study focusing on the Land Warfare Centre (LWC) of the Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF) was conducted. The main target of the study was learning from experiences in training and field action. The analysis shows that relationships are characterised by and contributing to 1) local and oral learning, 2) confusion in the formal design of concepts and processes and 3) issues of power, status and trust. The results of this research support and clarify the viewpoint that the nature of relationships – with various degrees of formality/informality – impacts on learning in an organisation. The relationships are formed and re-formed by their preconditions and may be altered through conscious and unconscious changes of the preconditions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IGI Global, 2013
Keywords
Formal, Informal, Informality, Knowing, Knowledge, Learning, Lessons Learned, Relationships, Structures
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2048 (URN)10.4018/ijkm.2013100102 (DOI)2320/14680 (Local ID)2320/14680 (Archive number)2320/14680 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Dessne, K. (2013). Förklara, fråga och föreslå: en guide för positiv återkoppling. Högskolan i Borås
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förklara, fråga och föreslå: en guide för positiv återkoppling
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

En grundläggande tanke med högre utbildning är att bidra till förmågan hos människor till självständigt tänkande. Ett vedertaget sätt att uppnå detta är att tillhandahålla tillfällen för reflektion kring den information som levereras i form av föreläsningar och litteratur. Reflektion behöver också uppstå när en lärare ger återkoppling till en student på olika former av utfört arbete. Högre utbildning är traditionellt förankrad i begreppet konstruktiv kritik där fokus ofta ligger på att bedöma ett arbete utifrån fel och brister. För lite uppmärksamhet har ägnats åt att förstärka studentens lärande genom att betona det som studenten gjort bra. Gene - rella och svepande formuleringar i positiv anda försvinner lätt i mängden av detal - jerad negativ kritik. I denna artikel presenteras därför en grundläggande modell som konstruerats för att i stället fokusera på att uppmuntra studenten. Modellen utgår från att en öppenhet främjar till att både skapa och ta emot återkopplingen. Med denna modell kan återkopplingen bli verklig och användbar för studenten och därmed kan ett självständigt och konstruktivt tänkande utvecklas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Borås, 2013. p. 21-29
Series
PUHB-rapport ; 1
Keywords
positiv pedagogik, socialt lärande, öppen kommunikation, återkopplinng
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-4664 (URN)2320/14716 (Local ID)2320/14716 (Archive number)2320/14716 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2017-12-20Bibliographically approved
Dessne, K. (2013). Learning in an Organisation: Exploring the Nature of Relationships. In: Ana Fred, Kechen Liu, Joaquim Filipe (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, 19- 22 October, 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal: . Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, 19- 22 October, 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal (pp. 496-501). Scitepress
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Learning in an Organisation: Exploring the Nature of Relationships
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, 19- 22 October, 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal / [ed] Ana Fred, Kechen Liu, Joaquim Filipe, Scitepress , 2013, p. 496-501Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Learning transpires in the relationships that shape an organisation, and the nature of them influences thecharacteristics of this learning. To realise learning objectives it is necessary to know how features thatinfluence relationships may be provided and manipulated. The aim of this paper is to present a model ofpreconditions that contributes to the nature of relationships in an organisation. The focus is to explorepreconditions contributing to the informal aspect of relationships. Another aim is to show that thesepreconditions also influence the formal aspect of relationships. The contribution is a model for studyingsome crucial preconditions related to learning in an organisation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Scitepress, 2013
Keywords
informal learning, formal learning, Relationships, Organisational learning
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7351 (URN)10.5220/0004625604960501 (DOI)2320/14715 (Local ID)2320/14715 (Archive number)2320/14715 (OAI)
Conference
Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, 19- 22 October, 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2017-02-09Bibliographically approved
Dessne, P. & Dessne, K. (2012). Miljöstrategiska val för ett stärkt Borås. Borås Tidning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Miljöstrategiska val för ett stärkt Borås
2012 (Swedish)In: Borås Tidning, ISSN 1103-9132Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Vindkraften, stadstrafiken och järnvägen utgör tre problem eller tre möjligheter för Borås framtid. Vi föreslår några strategiska val för att stärka vår hemregion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AB Boraas Tidning, 2012
National Category
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1356 (URN)2320/11602 (Local ID)2320/11602 (Archive number)2320/11602 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2016-05-11
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