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Catrin Johansson

Catrin Johansson
Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden · Department of Media and Communication / DEMICOM Research Centre

PhD Communication; MA Linguistics

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Publications (22)
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This study employed a constitutive (CCO) communication approach to advance the dynamic concept of communication maturity for the purpose of theorizing, analyzing, and developing communication value on an organizational level. A literature review resulted in six theoretical areas related to communication maturity: understanding, function, organizati...
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Leadership communication research has denoted communication as a tool for performing leadership, a socially constructed interactive process in which leadership is formed, and as a process constitutive of leadership. It has embraced three main perspectives on communication: communication as transmission of messages, communication as sensemaking, and...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explain how adaptive capacity is accomplished through communication processes and can contribute to enhancing disaster resilience. The authors adopt a structurational “four flows” explanation of communication processes. Design/methodology/approach The authors observed and analyzed discourse in meetings of a...
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In large-scale societal crises, organizations involved in saving lives and protecting the public need to collaborate and coordinate their crisis communication to minimize damage and increase resilience. This study analyzed strategic leadership communication fostering such coordination in a network consisting of 24 members representing a variety of...
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The global financial crisis that broke out in 2008 affected a large number of governmental, public, and private organizations. This article explores communication of public authorities in Sweden during the crisis, and highlights their discursive strategies between 2008 and 2010, analyzing press releases. As an analytical point of departure, complex...
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This article explores the institutionalization of strategic communication as a dynamic interplay between macro- and mesolevel discourses. The change processes in the two cases of this study involved both a reorientation of the purpose of the communication function and a physical relocation of the professionals to a centralized department. In both o...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe leaders’ views on how Communicative Leadership influences co-worker health by comparing their opinions with the health-related values within Quality Management. Design/methodology/approach A multinational manufacturing organization that has been working with Communicative Leadership for several year...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to enhance the knowledge of how leadership concepts are embraced by leadership actors and perceived to influence relationships between leaders and co-workers. Specifically, the authors aim to investigate how leaders and co-workers discursively construct the concept of “communicative leadership” and its practic...
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In 21st century organizations, the need for empowering approaches to leadership, such as coach and facilitator of dialogue has been advocated and the traditional command- and control-management challenged. A concept characterized by dialogue and inclusive and responsive forms of communication as well as involvement in decision-making is “communicat...
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The overall aim of the paper is to explore two key areas in crisis management: (a) the role of local communities in crisis preparedness and response, and (b) how to involve the citizens in this task.Specifically we ask: What areas are important to develop in order for public resilience to be enhanced? The study has a broad scope and utilizes a nove...
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This is a Guide by the international research project PEP, Public Empowerment Policies for Crisis Management, see www.projectPEP.eu, extended content can be found in the Crisis Communiation WIKI for professionals.
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This is an advice report of the project PEP with policy recommendations. The project Public Empowerment Policies for Crisis Management (PEP, 2012–2014) gives directions for future research and implementation, including the use of social media and mobile services, to further community resilience as a co-production of response organizations and citiz...
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The purpose of this paper is to compare health related values within Quality Management with Key Principles of Communicative Leadership in order to see if Communicative leaders also promote healthy co-workers. A literature review was conducted within the area of Communicative Leadership and within the values of health related Quality Management. Th...
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Purpose – The concept of “communicative leadership” is used in organisations that analyse and develop leaders' communication competence. A scholarly definition of this concept is lacking, and the implications of leaders' communication and the development of communication competence for organisations are rarely discussed. The purpose of this paper i...
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Detta är den fjärde rapporten i forskningsprojektet Kommunikativt ledarskap: Analys och utveck- ling av kärnkompetens vid Mittuniversitetet. Projektet, som pågår under 2011-2013, leds av docent Catrin Johansson och genomförs av fors- kargrupperna CORE och Kvalitetsteknik vid Mittuniversitetet. Det finansieras av KK-stiftelsen och de deltagande för...
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This study explores a corporate campaign to pass a referendum to enable the development of a hydropower plant in a small Swedish community. In the changing institutional context that grounds this case, the organization needed to develop communicative practices that embodied “cultural competence,” a set of processes identified as critical for the le...
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Purpose – Development and expansion of the communication management function in organizations has recently been discussed in relation to the concept of institutionalization. Empirical evidence has illustrated that the role of communication executives and communication managers varies between organizations, and could also be subjected to change with...
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Purpose The purpose of this research is to study how communication executives perceive their internal and external legitimacy, how they reflect on recent developments in their work, and which future challenges they perceive as being important. Design/methodology/approach The approach takes the form of in‐depth interviews with communication executi...
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Purpose – The purpose of the present review of communication approaches to organizational change is to identify and further develop the range of perspectives available in the literature and to present a framework on communication and change that could underpin future research. Design/methodology/approach – Research on communication, narratives, st...
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This article introduces key concepts in Erving Goffman's sociology, which are advocated to be important to our understanding of social interaction and the study of interpersonal relationships with internal and external publics. The concepts of impression management, framing, footing and face have bearing upon essential notions in public relations:...
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Swedish research on organizational communication is characterized by empirical, qualitative research. The tradition of holistic and profound case studies is strong. In this article, a wide definition of organizational communication is employed, including research focusing on both internal and external communication. Research themes and methods are...

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