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Biosketch: Assoc. professor Kajsa Lindberg

Kajsa Lindberg is Associate Professor in Management, the Department of Business Administration at University of Gothenburg. Her research projects aims to understand assemblages of institutions, material arrangements and actions, thus improving our knowledge of how materiality matters in the organizing of complex practices. In common for her studies is an interest in how people, material and actions are connected together in practice. Her studies are based on an action net perspective, which allows the study of all kinds of connections without making any analytical distinctions in advance, making it possible to understand how organizations emerge and are accomplished, how norms are institutionalized and how objects and technologies are enacted and re-constructed in practice.

Current research activities/projects

  • Organizing Complex Practices. This research focuses on Hybrid rooms designed and built in order to make it possible to treat patients without moving them between different locations. Such environments are complex since they are both technology- and knowledge-intensive, and include several professional groups with different specializations and multiple understandings.
  • The Robotization of Professional Work. This research investigates what happens in practice when introducing and using robots in professional work (medicine and journalism). From an actor-network theory approach, it examines how work is performed by robots and professionals, how expertise is shared and who is held accountable for what.

Recent Publications

Lindberg, K. and L. Walter (2017 forthcoming) One table – several practices: Material controversies in the Hybrid Operating Room. In Controversies in Health Care Innovation – Service, Technology and Organization (eds.) T. Hoholm, A. La Rocca and M. Aanestad. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

Nicolini, D., Delmestri, G., Goodrick, E., Reay, T., Lindberg, K. and P. Adolfsson (2016) Look what’s back! Institutional complexity, reversibility and the knotting of logics. British Journal of Management, 27: 228-248.

Lindberg, K. (2014) Performing multiple logics in practice. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 30, 485-497.

Hujala, A., Laulainen, S. and K. Lindberg (2014) Powerless Positions, Silenced Voices? – Critical Views on Health and Social Care Management, Journal of Health Organization and Management, 28(5): 590-601.

Lindberg, K. and L. Walter (2013) Objects-in-use and organizing in action nets: A case of an Infusion Pump. Journal of Management Inquiry, 22(2): 212-227.

Lindberg, K., Styhre, A. and L. Walter (2012) Assembling Healthcare Organizations: Practice, Materiality and Institutions. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.


Kajsa Lindberg

Associate professor

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