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Löfving, Malin
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Bäckstrand, J. & Löfving, M. (2024). Spanning boundaries through intersectoral mobility. In: Nicholas O'Regan (Ed.), From purpose to impact: The university and business partnership. Routledge
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2024 (English)In: From purpose to impact: The university and business partnership / [ed] Nicholas O'Regan, Routledge, 2024Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2024
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-64023 (URN)9781032603636 (ISBN)9781032604589 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-04-22 Created: 2024-04-22 Last updated: 2024-04-22
Löfving, M., Almström, P., Jarebrant, C. & Widfeldt, M. (2023). Design and Application of a Development Map for Aligning Strategy and Automation Decisions in Manufacturing SMEs. In: E. Alfnes, A. Romsdal, J. O. Strandhagen, G. von Cieminski, D. Romero (Ed.), Advances in Production Management Systems: Production Management Systems for Responsible Manufacturing, Service, and Logistics Futures. Paper presented at IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2023 Trondheim 17 September 2023 through 21 September 2023 (pp. 228-241). Springer, 689
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2023 (English)In: Advances in Production Management Systems: Production Management Systems for Responsible Manufacturing, Service, and Logistics Futures / [ed] E. Alfnes, A. Romsdal, J. O. Strandhagen, G. von Cieminski, D. Romero, Springer, 2023, Vol. 689, p. 228-241Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The research in this paper focused on (i) to increase the knowledge about the strategic role of automation technology and (ii) how automation technology investment decisions can be aligned with the strategy in manufacturing SMEs. This paper describes the design, application, and evaluation of the Strategic Development Map (SDM) in three settings, whereof two manufacturing SMEs. The SDM was also applied in more than 500 SMEs in a Swedish initiative called the Robot Lift. The SDM was derived from existing literature about Toyota management principles and thereafter adapted to the topic. The process of designing, testing, and evaluating the tool was inspired by design science research. It also contains explanations of the outcomes and mechanisms that lead to the successful adaptation and use of the SDM. The SDM provides a structured guidance process to understand the strategic role of automation technology investments in SMEs. This process can support companies towards a deeper understanding of the current state, target state and obstacles and challenges to reach the target with a focus on automation technology investments. The SDM was emphasized by companies and external coaches as very simple to understand and use. Using the SDM increased involvement and knowledge about strategic role of automation technology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Series
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1868-4238, E-ISSN 1868-422X ; 689
Keywords
automation investment, small and medium-sized enterprises, Toyota management principles, Automation, Design, Industrial research, Automation technology, Design and application, Investment decisions, Management principles, Small and medium-sized enterprise, Strategic development, Strategic role, Technology investments, Toyotum management principle, Investments
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62628 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-43662-8_17 (DOI)2-s2.0-85172418909 (Scopus ID)978-3-031-43661-1 (ISBN)978-3-031-43662-8 (ISBN)
Conference
IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2023 Trondheim 17 September 2023 through 21 September 2023
Funder
Vinnova
Available from: 2023-10-10 Created: 2023-10-10 Last updated: 2024-02-09Bibliographically approved
Löfving, M. (2023). Hur man bygger samverkan mellan SME och lärosäten: Handbok för lärosäten och intermediära organisationer. Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering
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2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Ur förordet: I den här handboken presenteras ett arbetssätt för ökad samverkan mellan tillverkande företag och lärosäten för högre utbildning genom att använda sig av en intermediär som agerar länk mellan företag och lärosäten. I första hand vänder sig handboken till intermediärer och lärosäten, men företag kan också använda handboken.

Handboken bygger på resultat och arbetssätt som vi utvecklat i projektet Kompetensväxel inom skog- och trä (KVIST) som genomfördes mellan 2020–2023. Grundidén till KVIST var att öka samverkan genom att öka kunskapen om akademins möjligheter till samverkan inom akademin till skog- och träindustrin och koppla ihop företagens idéer och behov till akademins aktiviteter. Handboken är framtagen i ett samarbete mellan Träcentrum Nässjö Kompetensutveckling AB, Tekniska högskolan i Jönköping (JTH) och Linnéuniversitetet. Arbetet med handboken och bakomliggande aktiviteter i projektet KVIST har finansierats av ERUF, Region Jönköpings län, Region Kalmar län och Region Kronoberg.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering, 2023. p. 28
Series
JTH Research Reports, ISSN 1404-0018 ; 9
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62442 (URN)
Funder
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)Region Jönköping CountyRegion Kalmar län
Available from: 2023-09-13 Created: 2023-09-13 Last updated: 2023-09-13Bibliographically approved
Melander, A., Brunninge, O., Andersson, D., Elgh, F. & Löfving, M. (2023). Management innovation in SMEs – taking psychological ownership of Hoshin Kanri. Production planning & control (Print)
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2023 (English)In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Management innovations are an important source of competitive advantage, but we lack knowledge on the implementation process, not least in small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs). Recognising that psychological ownership (PO) represents a crucial aspect of the implementation process, we address micro-foundational characteristics of the implementation process. PO and critical incident theory (CIT) provide a lens enabling this micro analysis. The empirical setting is the implementation of Hoshin Kanri, a strategic management system in eight small companies. From the analysis of the eight cases, we operationalise four dimensions that characterise how PO evolves in the implementation process: types of PO incidents, frequency of PO incidents, incidents indicating an increase or decrease in PO, and incidents addressing individual or collective PO. Looking at how PO is developed both among CEOs and managers in SMEs, we use the four dimensions to characterise the evolvement of PO within the focal organisations. In doing so, our article elaborates on PO as a driver and, if insufficiently developed, an impediment to effectively implementing management innovations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-60419 (URN)10.1080/09537287.2023.2214517 (DOI)000993411200001 ()2-s2.0-85159953199 (Scopus ID)HOA;;881069 (Local ID)HOA;;881069 (Archive number)HOA;;881069 (OAI)
Funder
Vinnova
Available from: 2023-05-23 Created: 2023-05-23 Last updated: 2023-09-13
Löfving, M. & Bäckstrand, J. (2023). Spanning boundaries through intersectorial mobility. In: : . Paper presented at 10th Annual UIIN Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 9-11 May 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Spanning boundaries through intersectorial mobility
2023 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63301 (URN)
Conference
10th Annual UIIN Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 9-11 May 2023
Available from: 2024-01-11 Created: 2024-01-11 Last updated: 2024-01-11Bibliographically approved
Melander, A., Müllern, T., Anderssson, D., Elgh, F. & Löfving, M. (2022). Bridging the Knowledge Gap in Collaborative Research—in Dialogues We Trust. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 35, 655-677
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2022 (English)In: Systemic Practice and Action Research, ISSN 1094-429X, E-ISSN 1573-9295, Vol. 35, p. 655-677Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By building upon the prior work exploring the nature of practicing and knowing in collaborative research (CR), this article argues that focusing on how trust evolves in collaborative dialogue could enhance the learning potential in CR projects. Drawing from 42 workshops within a CR project, we analyze how dialogue and learning practices develop trust. We use the dialogical framework developed by Walton and Krabbe (1995) to identify and classify 107 dialogues. From our data, we identify three distinct dialogical patterns (educating, inquiring and practicing). These three dialogical patterns are related to four learning practices that are conceptualized as knowledge sharing, knowledge gapping, knowledge bettering and knowledge speculating. Combined, these dialogical patterns and learning practices develop collaborative trust in CR projects. We propose that these results represent an emerging conceptual language that addresses the development of trust in managing CR projects. This conceptual language can both improve managerial practice in the CR context and inspire future theory building.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2022
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55505 (URN)10.1007/s11213-021-09589-2 (DOI)000739265000001 ()2-s2.0-85122310142 (Scopus ID)HOA;;789526 (Local ID)HOA;;789526 (Archive number)HOA;;789526 (OAI)
Funder
Vinnova, 2013–02483
Available from: 2022-01-11 Created: 2022-01-11 Last updated: 2023-09-13Bibliographically approved
Löfving, M., Albrecht, N. & Bäckstrand, J. (2022). Establishment of a structure for collaboration between two universities and SMEs using an intermediary organisation. In: : . Paper presented at 9th Annual UIIN Conference, 14-15 June 2022, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is a need to raise the level of competence in the forestry and wood industry in Sweden for increased growth, innovation, and competitiveness. Most of the companies in this industry are SMEs and they are often located outside larger cities. They have no or little experience in collaboration with universities, but often have a close relationship with intermediary organisations. On the other side, the academic collaborations with the forest and wood industry focus mainly on larger companies.

To increase collaboration between SMEs and academia, the project KVIST was jointly initiated by Träcentrum (intermediary organisation), Linnaeus University and Jönköping University to increase the competence- and knowledge exchanges between SMEs in the forest and wood industry and the two universities in the region of Småland in Sweden. KVIST in Swedish means ’TWIG’ in English, the Swedish abbreviation of “Competence Shift In the Forest and Wood industry”. The objective of KVIST is to develop and establish a long-lasting structure for collaboration between academia and these SMEs using an intermediary organisation. The project started in 2020 and will continue until 2023.

We presented the initial ideas of the project KVIST at a poster session at UIIN 2020. This good practice case study is a continuation of the former presentation and describes the first results of the KVIST-project and how we work to establish a structure for collaboration between two universities and SMEs in forest and wood industry in Sweden using an intermediary organisation.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-57586 (URN)
Conference
9th Annual UIIN Conference, 14-15 June 2022, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Available from: 2022-06-22 Created: 2022-06-22 Last updated: 2023-09-13Bibliographically approved
Bäckstrand, J., Johansen, K. & Löfving, M. (2022). Mutual benefits – Linking SMEs in wood industry and HEIs using a translator. In: A. H. C. Ng, A. Syberfelt, D. Högberg & M. Holm (Ed.), SPS2022: Proceedings of the 10th Swedish production symposium. Paper presented at 10th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2022), School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, Sweden, April 26–29 2022 (pp. 689-697). Amsterdam: IOS Press
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2022 (English)In: SPS2022: Proceedings of the 10th Swedish production symposium / [ed] A. H. C. Ng, A. Syberfelt, D. Högberg & M. Holm, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2022, p. 689-697Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The HEIs third mission is to collaborate with external organizations. In this paper we focus on how SMEs in wood industry can collaborate with HEI by using a link that can translate SMEs needs and challenges to HEIs offer. This is a first attempt to describe this function that we call translator. We have identified and described four translator roles in different scenarios in this paper.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2022
Series
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-751X, E-ISSN 2352-7528 ; 21
Keywords
Research and education, knowledge transfer, knowledge translation, collaboration, Small and medium-sized enterprises
National Category
Computer Sciences Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56336 (URN)10.3233/ATDE220187 (DOI)2-s2.0-85132802624 (Scopus ID)978-1-64368-268-6 (ISBN)978-1-64368-269-3 (ISBN)
Conference
10th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2022), School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, Sweden, April 26–29 2022
Funder
Knowledge FoundationEuropean Regional Development Fund (ERDF)Region Jönköping CountyRegion Kronoberg
Available from: 2022-05-02 Created: 2022-05-02 Last updated: 2023-09-13Bibliographically approved
Löfving, M., Melander, A., Elgh, F. & Andersson, D. (2021). Implementing Hoshin Kanri in small manufacturing companies. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 32(9), 304-322
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implementing Hoshin Kanri in small manufacturing companies
2021 (English)In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, Vol. 32, no 9, p. 304-322Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to develop knowledge on the implementation of Hoshin Kanri (HK) in small manufacturing companies. Two research questions are addressed: (1) what factors influence the implementation of HK in small manufacturing companies? (2) How do the factors influence the implementation of HK in small manufacturing companies? Design/methodology/approach: The research presented in this paper is based on an extensive literature review and data from the implementation process in five small manufacturing companies. In the literature review, factors influencing the implementation of HK, lean production and total quality management (TQM) in small manufacturing firms are identified. Thereafter, five implementation cases are analyzed. Findings from the cases are then contrasted with the factors identified in the literature and further theorized. Findings: Seven factors were found to either enable or hamper HK implementation in small manufacturing companies. Management involvement was identified as a critical factor. Management involvement can be typologized as collaborative or demanding, and the types of involvement is decisive in implementation processes within the small manufacturing company context. Originality/value: In this paper, the authors focus on small manufacturing companies as the starting point and relate theoretical and practical results to the implementation processes in this defined target group. Conceptualizing implementation as a learning process, this research contributes to this emerging perspective on small firm development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
Keywords
Hoshin Kanri, Implementation, Learning processes, Management involvement, Small manufacturing companies, Strategic management system, Industrial research, Total quality management, Design/methodology/approach, Implementation process, Literature reviews, Manufacturing companies, Research questions, Small manufacturing firms, Total quality managements (TQM), Manufacture
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-54317 (URN)10.1108/JMTM-08-2020-0313 (DOI)000685240400001 ()2-s2.0-85112289425 (Scopus ID)HOA;;759658 (Local ID)HOA;;759658 (Archive number)HOA;;759658 (OAI)
Funder
Vinnova
Available from: 2021-08-24 Created: 2021-08-24 Last updated: 2023-09-13Bibliographically approved
Vestin, A., Säfsten, K. & Löfving, M. (2021). Smart factories for single-family wooden houses: a practitioner’s perspective. Construction Innovation, 21(1), 64-84
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Smart factories for single-family wooden houses: a practitioner’s perspective
2021 (English)In: Construction Innovation, ISSN 1471-4175, E-ISSN 1477-0857, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 64-84Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The meaning of Industry 4.0 has started to be outlined for the construction industry, but there is still limited knowledge on the implications for the single-family wooden house building industry. The purpose of this paper is to expand the understanding of what the fourth industrial revolution implies for the single-family wooden house industry. The paper contributes with practitioners’ view of the content and meaning of a smart single-family wooden house factory.

Design/methodology/approach: An exploratory multiple case study was carried out at two Swedish single-family wooden house builders, combined with a traditional literature review.

Findings: As a result of a multiple case studies, the content and meaning of a smart single-family wooden house factory was elaborated on. In total, 15 components of a smart single-family wooden house factory were identified, of which 8 corresponded to the components of Industry 4.0 as described in other sectors.

Research limitations/implications: The study can be expanded to also include multi-family wooden house builders and other branches of the offsite wooden building industry.

Practical implications: Managers in the house-building industry who want to improve and strive for a smart single-family wooden house factory can learn from this study, get an insight of what other companies consider as important and how it relates to Industry 4.0.

Originality/value: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study is a first attempt to understand what Industry 4.0 mean and how it can be accomplished for the single-family wooden house offsite manufacturing industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
Keywords
Industry 4.0, Offsite manufacturing, Prefabrication, Single-family wooden house, Smart factory, Smart manufacturing
National Category
Construction Management Building Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-48247 (URN)10.1108/CI-10-2019-0114 (DOI)000572385800001 ()2-s2.0-85090925326 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Note

Included in thesis in submitted form with the title "Smart single-family wooden house factory – A practitioner’s perspective". Accepted with minor revisions.

Available from: 2020-05-04 Created: 2020-05-04 Last updated: 2023-11-17Bibliographically approved
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