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Rönnblom, Malin
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Rönnblom, M. & Keisu, B.-I. (2013). Constructions of Innovation and Gender (Equality) in Swedish Universities. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 5(3), 342-356
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Constructions of Innovation and Gender (Equality) in Swedish Universities
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1756-6266, E-ISSN 1756-6274, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 342-356Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – This paper utilizes the concept of innovation as a form of methodological starting-point in order to analyse the gendered meanings of marketization in Swedish universities. The purpose of the paper is to scrutinize how the concept of innovation is produced in Swedish universities, and how these versions of innovation are gendered and related to different understandings of gender equality.

Design/methodology/approach – The analysis departs from a critical perspective to studies of gender equality and is anchored in a critical policy analysis approach – the “what's the problem represented to be? Approach” developed by Bacchi. This approach is used in the analysis of interviews with top-level leaders at two Swedish universities and how they perceive innovation. The results are related to a governmentality framework in order to explain the gendered innovation discourse in academia.

Findings – One of the main results is that innovation is represented in a broad way when discussed at a more abstract level. However, when the discussion becomes more concrete and also related to a gendered understanding of the researchers actually turning their research results into innovations, this broad representation of innovation shrinks. The analysis also shows how a governmentality framework both explains the inevitability of innovation and the difficulties of working for political change for women in the academy.

Originality/value – In analysing innovation as produced instead of taken for granted, this article puts forward a critical understanding of innovation, both in relation to gender and to the inevitability of de-politicisation processes of the neo-liberal audit culture in academia.

Keyword
Innovation, Gender theory, Feminist theory
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29884 (URN)10.1108/IJGE-09-2012-0047 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Rönnblom, M. (2013). The political implications of research collaboration. In: Gabriele Griffin, Katarina Hamberg and Britta Lundgren (Ed.), The social politics of research collaboration: (pp. 74-88). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The political implications of research collaboration
2013 (English)In: The social politics of research collaboration / [ed] Gabriele Griffin, Katarina Hamberg and Britta Lundgren, London: Routledge, 2013, p. 74-88Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2013
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29888 (URN)9780415857017 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2013-11-14Bibliographically approved
Rönnblom, M. & Hudson, C. (2012). Dela lika - från praktik till logistik. In: Anders Lidström (Ed.), Ett delat Norrland - på väg mot regioner? (pp. 139-148). Umeå: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dela lika - från praktik till logistik
2012 (Swedish)In: Ett delat Norrland - på väg mot regioner? / [ed] Anders Lidström, Umeå: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Umeå universitet , 2012, p. 139-148Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Umeå universitet, 2012
Series
Forskningsrapporter i statsvetenskap, ISSN 0349-0831
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-12903 (URN)978-91-7459-375-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-04-12 Created: 2012-04-12 Last updated: 2012-04-16Bibliographically approved
Carbin, M. & Rönnblom, M. (2012). Jämställdhet i akademin. En avpolitiserad politik. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap (1/2), 77-97
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jämställdhet i akademin. En avpolitiserad politik
2012 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, no 1/2, p. 77-97Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29886 (URN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Hudson, C. & Rönnblom, M. (2012). Kvinnor och män i den regionala utvecklingen. In: Anders Lidström (Ed.), Ett delat Norrland - på väg mot regioner? (pp. 185-193). Umeå: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvinnor och män i den regionala utvecklingen
2012 (Swedish)In: Ett delat Norrland - på väg mot regioner? / [ed] Anders Lidström, Umeå: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Umeå universitet , 2012, p. 185-193Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Umeå universitet, 2012
Series
Forskningsrapporter i statsvetenskap, ISSN 0349-0831
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-12904 (URN)978-91-7459-375-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-04-12 Created: 2012-04-12 Last updated: 2012-04-16Bibliographically approved
Rönnblom, M. (2011). Vad är problemet?: Konstruktioner av jämställdhet i svensk politik. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap (2-3), 33-55
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vad är problemet?: Konstruktioner av jämställdhet i svensk politik
2011 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, no 2-3, p. 33-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article scrutinises how gender equality is filled with meaning in Swedish national policy, and how these constructions could be understood in terms of neo-liberal forms of governmentality. Thus, gender equality is regarded as an empty signifier in contrast to the everyday use of the concept where gender equality often is presented as a self-evident political goal. In today’s society the ideal of the market has become the ideal of the public, and new public management is regarded as the indisputable way of organising the public – a process that also brings with it processes of de-politicisation of politics. By analysing national policy documents that address the doing of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming, the article aims to show what happens with gender equality in this neo-liberal context – including its political consequences. The analysis includes both how gender equality is defined in overall policy goals and in hands-on documents. The main results show that gender equality is transformed into administration and into different forms of administrative techniques. Prominent forms of governing include different forms of auditing, through checklists, evaluations and methodological tools for change. In addition it is also possible to discern a gap between how the problem of gender equality is represented in overall policy goals and the representations when the policy is to be implemented. Problem representations related to issues of gendered power relations are transformed into problem representations that fit the rule of auditing.

National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-12893 (URN)
Available from: 2012-04-12 Created: 2012-04-12 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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