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Oscarsson, Olof
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Oscarsson, O. (2019). Boundary Work to Conduct Business as Usual: Interaction at the Boundary Between the Affected Organization and Emergency Responders. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, 10(2), 212-232
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2019 (English)In: Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, ISSN 1944-4079, E-ISSN 1944-4079, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 212-232Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The goal of this study was to examine the interaction when a workplace suffers an emergency and the emergency responders temporarily deploy their workplace inside the affected workplace to address the emergency. The research is based on semi-structured interviews with personnel from fire and rescue services and personnel from schools and elderly care centers. The results are structured around four boundary work practices that govern the interaction: emergency containment, division of responsibility, division of labor and crossing the boundary. These boundary work practices provide structure and enable both parties to concentrate on their own work. It also enables support over the workplace boundaries. Thus, the interaction may be described as a cooperation mutually accomplished by both parties. 

Keywords
boundary work, emergency response, emergency services, interaction, non-emergency organization
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34611 (URN)10.1002/rhc3.12157 (DOI)000472676900005 ()2-s2.0-85053278766 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-10-03 Created: 2018-10-03 Last updated: 2019-09-17Bibliographically approved
Oscarsson, O. (2019). Boundary Work to Conduct Business as Usual: Interaction at the Boundary Between the Affected Organization and Emergency Responders. In: : . Paper presented at 14th ESA Conference Manchester, 20-23 August 2019.
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2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The goal of this study was to examine the interaction when a workplace suffers an emergency andthe emergency responders temporarily deploy their workplace inside the affected workplace toaddress the emergency. The research is based on semi-structured interviews with personnel from fireand rescue services and personnel from schools and elderly care centers. The results are structuredaround four boundary work practices that govern the interaction: emergency containment, divisionof responsibility, division of labor and crossing the boundary. These boundary work practicesprovide structure and enable both parties to concentrate on their own work. It also enables supportover the workplace boundaries. Thus, the interaction may be described as a cooperation mutuallyaccomplished by both parties.

National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37142 (URN)
Conference
14th ESA Conference Manchester, 20-23 August 2019
Available from: 2019-09-09 Created: 2019-09-09 Last updated: 2019-09-17Bibliographically approved
Oscarsson, O. (2018). Boundary work in the case of an emergency: the encounter between emergency responders and an affected organization. In: : . Paper presented at The 3rd Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies, Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 21-23, 2018.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine how the interaction works when a workplace suffer an emergency, and the emergency responders temporary deploy their workplace inside the affected workplace to handle the emergency. The research is based on semi-structured interviews with personnel from fire and rescue services and personnel from schools and elderly care centres. The results are structured around three boundary work practices that governs the interaction: emergency containment, accountability and division of labour. These boundary work practices provides structure and enables both parties to concentrate on own work, and thereby can the interaction be described as a cooperation mutually accomplished by both parties. 

National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33423 (URN)
Conference
The 3rd Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies, Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 21-23, 2018
Available from: 2018-04-04 Created: 2018-04-04 Last updated: 2019-11-20Bibliographically approved
Oscarsson, O. (2018). Unrecognised Crisis Management – Normalizing Everyday Work. In: : . Paper presented at 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe in Östersund, Sweden, June 18–20, 2018.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Previous crises shows that a variety of actors must address a crisis and its consequences. However, when a society encounters disturbances, it is primarily the rescue services, such as fire-fighters, emergency care and police that are responsible for serving as crisis managers. But how about all the non-emergency organizations conducting important societal services, e.g., eldercare centres? A shortage of knowledge remains regarding how these organizations normalize a crisis and by which practices it is done. This PhD project aims to reduce this shortage by studying different aspects of non-emergency organizations involvement in crises.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35296 (URN)
Conference
27th Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe in Östersund, Sweden, June 18–20, 2018
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2019-08-16Bibliographically approved
Oscarsson, O. & Danielsson, E. (2018). Unrecognized crisis management-Normalizing everyday work: The work practice of crisis management in a refugee situation. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 26(2), 225-236
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, ISSN 0966-0879, E-ISSN 1468-5973, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 225-236Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine the practices of crisis management adopted by operative staff when facing a crisis situation in their workplace. This research is based on interviews with personnel from social services and staff from homes for unaccompanied youth. The interviewees asked respondents about their actions in caring for young refugees during the refugee situation. The results are structured around three themes: everyday practices, crisis work, and the process of normalization. Three practices for handling the situation-improvisation, prioritization, and creating alternatives-served as crisis management-as-practice. The staff members' everyday practice for solving problems became the basic method employed during the crisis to normalize everyday work.

Keywords
Crisis management, Home for unaccompanied youth, Practices, Staff
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-31381 (URN)10.1111/1468-5973.12176 (DOI)000434128600003 ()2-s2.0-85021237847 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-11 Created: 2017-08-11 Last updated: 2019-09-23Bibliographically approved
Oscarsson, O. (2016). Unrecognised Crisis Management – Normalizing Everyday Life: The practice of crisis management in the refugee situation. In: : . Paper presented at Åre Risk Event, Åre, Sweden 14-16 June 2016.
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2016 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-28354 (URN)
Conference
Åre Risk Event, Åre, Sweden 14-16 June 2016
Available from: 2016-07-06 Created: 2016-07-06 Last updated: 2019-11-20Bibliographically approved
Johansson, R., Karlsson, R., Oscarsson, O. & Danielsson, E. (2015). Att använda, leda och samverka med frivilliga: Om kommuners och länsstyrelsers relationer med aktörer utanför den offentliga sektorn inom ramen för det geografiska områdesansvaret. Karlstad: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att använda, leda och samverka med frivilliga: Om kommuners och länsstyrelsers relationer med aktörer utanför den offentliga sektorn inom ramen för det geografiska områdesansvaret
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap, 2015. p. 52
Keywords
geografiskt områdesansvar, krisberedskap, frivillig, frivilligorganisation, ledning, samverkan
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-24834 (URN)978-91-7383-553-4 (ISBN)
Projects
Ledning och samverkan inom det geografiska områdesansvaret: aktörer utanför den offentliga sektorn som resurs
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2015-04-15 Created: 2015-04-15 Last updated: 2016-05-17Bibliographically approved
Danielsson, E., Sparf, J., Karlsson, R. & Oscarsson, O. (2015). Sektorsövergripande samverkan vid kriser. Östersund: Mittuniversitetet
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2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna rapport har varit att studera den sektorsövergripande samverkan som sker mellan räddningsorganisationer och organisationer vars verksamhet är att ha omsorg om äldre eller barn, när dessa organisationer möts under en räddningsinsats. Resultatet visar att sektorsövergripande samverkan försvåras av att det i mötet mellan dessa organisationer saknas kunskap om de rutiner som styr den plats där händelsen sker och förståelse för den uppkomna situationen. Vidare att ansvaret för räddningsinsatsen ofta helt lämnas över till räddningsorganisationerna.

• Vid sektorsövergripande krishantering har de ingående organisationerna kunskap om olika faktorer under händelsen. Organisationer utan krishanteringsvana kan ha svårt att förstå situationen när en kris drabbar deras organisation. Däremot har de kunskap om platsens förutsättningar. Räddningsorganisationer har inte alltid kunskap om platsens förutsättningar när de kommer till en skadeplats, däremot kan situationen var känd och något de ofta möter.

• Uppgiften att avhjälpa själva krisen till exempel släcka en brand, har räddningsorganisationerna erfarenhet av. Uppgifter relaterade till platsen, till exempel att möta de behov som barn och äldre har och de rationaliteter som gäller den här typen av arbete, har omsorgsorganisationerna kunskap om. Den organisationsknutna kunskapen delas dock inte över sektorerna.

• Omsorgsorganisationer och räddningsorganisationer utgår från olika logiker i sitt arbete. Omsorgsorganisationer har sällan krishanteringsvana när det gäller ordinära kriser och de utgår i sitt arbete från en omsorgslogik med fokus på värnandet om elever eller äldre; räddningsorganisationer utgår i sitt arbete från kommunikativ eller incidentkontrollerande logik och ofta ser de krisen som en vardagskris. Detta gör att personalen vid de olika organisationerna förstår samma händelse på olika sätt.

• Vid en händelse är det inte ovanligt att de olika organisationerna inte samverkar under krisen utan att var och en gör sitt och anpassar sin verksamhet enbart till händelsen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Mittuniversitetet, 2015. p. 44
Series
RCR Working Paper Series ; 2015:2
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26082 (URN)978-91-87557-26-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-10-15 Created: 2015-10-15 Last updated: 2015-10-15Bibliographically approved
Danielsson, E., Sparf, J., Olof, O. & Karlsson, R. (2015). Sektorsövergripande samverkan vid kriser. Karlstad.
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2015 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: , 2015. p. 22
Series
MSB Rapportserie ; MSB894
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26667 (URN)978-91-7383-589-3 (ISBN)
Projects
MOSAIK, Multiorganisatorisk samverkan vid kriser
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 2011-1016
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2016-12-09Bibliographically approved
Oscarsson, O. & Karlsson, R. (2013). Situational Awareness in Crisis Management: Creating Meaning in Unsafe Situation. In: : . Paper presented at The 11th conference of the European Sociological Association. Turin, August 28th–31st 2013.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Situational Awareness in Crisis Management: Creating Meaning in Unsafe Situation
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26077 (URN)
Conference
The 11th conference of the European Sociological Association. Turin, August 28th–31st 2013
Available from: 2015-10-12 Created: 2015-10-12 Last updated: 2015-10-15Bibliographically approved
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