Johan Hvenmark

The Department of Civil Society and Religion

Title: Lecturer, Docent

Phone: +46-76 636 51 31

Mail: johan.hvenmark@mchs.se

Address: Box 11189, 100 61 Stockholm
Visiting address: Erstagatan 1N

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Background


Johan Hvenmark (PhD Business Administration) finished his undergraduate education at Södertörn University College in 2000 with a Master in Business administration. He also holds a Bachelor in Spanish.

He began his doctoral studies in 2001 at the Stockholm School of Economics after having worked as research assistant for almost a year. He presented his thesis in 2008 at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Center fro Organizational and Management Studies. The title of his thesis is ”Reconsidering Membership – a study of individual members’ affiliation with democratically governed federations”, and concludes as an organizational study that from a leader perspective problematizes the meaning of membership in a context of associations and national federations. In 2010 he received the Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award of Honorable Mention from the International Society for Third Sector Research for his dissertation.

With a backdrop in his dissertation and his longstanding interest for organizational and leadership issues related to the world of civil society organizations (CSOs), Johan received, in 2009, a larger post doc grant from the Bank of Sweden Tertiennary Fund.

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Research and Teaching

Currently, Johan is involved in research that departs from a perspective of institutional change that affecting our conceptual perception of both civil society as a specific societal sphere and its more concrete empirical phenomena. This involves a particular focus on the relatively unexplored borderland between civil society and its organizations (CSOs) on one hand and corporations and the market on the other.

In this borderland it is possible to find e.g. all kinds of co-operations and fierce conflicts between private for-profit firms and CSOs. One may also encounter new organizational solutions in which competing structures, logics and activities are supposed to blend or to be re-assembled in sometimes new and innovative ways. Moreover, from arguments that CSOs e.g. needs to become more efficient or rational in their behavior or simply renew themselves it is also possible to come across tendencies through which both ideas and practices typical for the corporate world are promulgated and adopted by civil society actors. What ever happens in this borderland, it tend to almost always challenge both established theories and taken for granted “truths” regarding civil society and its organizations.

From this overall focus, I am today involved in several both Swedish and international research projects aiming at study e.g.:
• the change process often referred to as managerialism and the consequences it may produce within and among CSOs
• governance issues in relation to CSOs
• hybrid organizations or organizational bricolages, i.e. the mixing, balancing, and re-arrangement of more or less contradictory organizational forms, logics, and activities in either new or already existing organizations
• changing discourses and practices regarding core concepts and phenomena related to civil society, e.g. citizenship, membership, and voluntary work
• the development of management and leadership programs and courses both in Sweden and elsewhere

The teaching (both in- and outside academia) in which Johan currently is involved concerns above all CSO leaders and executives. Johan is also a frequently hired lecturer in relation to all kinds of organizational and leadership issues related to civil society and its organizations.

Apart from research, which he conducts part-time, Johan also holds a position as R&D Coordinator at the Swedish Sports Confederation.

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Publications (selected)

Hvenmark, J. and Segnestam Larsson, O. (fortcoming) Part of or a Counter-Discourse to Managerialism? The best place and curricular content for civil society leadership and management education programs in Sweden, in A New Nordic Light in Scandinavian Civil Society? (working title), Wijkström, F. and Zimmer, A. (eds), Baden-Baden: Nomos

Hvenmark, J. and Wijkström, F. (forthcoming) The Red Cross, in Encyclopedia for Global Studies, Anheier, H. and Faessel, V. (eds.), London: SAGE.

Hvenmark, J. (2010) Members as Democratic Owners and Profitable Customers: on Changing Perceptions of Membership and the Commercialization of CSOs, in A Panacea for all Seasons? Civil Society and Governance in Europe, Freise, M.,
Pyykkönen, M., Vaidelytem E. (eds.), Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Hvenmark, J., In the Borderlands Between Business and Civil Society: On the Use of Management Models in Civil Society Organizations, presented at Governance of Civil Society Organizations, CNAM Paris, France, September 7-8 2009 and the 9th International Conference of the ISTR, Istanbul, Turkey, 7-10 July, 2010

Hvenmark, J and von Essen, J. A Civic Trinity in Transformation? Changing Patterns and Perspectives on Membership, Volunteering, and Citizenship in Swedish Civil Society, presented at the 9th International Conference of the ISTR, Istanbul, Turkey, 7-10 July, 2010

Hvenmark, J. (2008) Reconsidering Membership: A Study of Individual Members’ Formal Affiliation with Democratically Governed Federations, Stockholm: EFI, SSE

Hvenmark, J. & Wijkström, F. (2004) The Popular Movement Marinade – the Dominant Civil Society Framework in Sweden, SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Business Administration No 2004:18

Wijkström, F. & Hvenmark, J. (2002) Symbols Protecting Lives. On Emblems, symbols, and Ideology as well as the Local and Global Challenge to the Red Cross, in Identity, Trademarks, Logotypes and Symbols, Holger, L. & Holmberg I. (eds.), Stockholm: Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts and Raster Förlag

Hvenmark, J. (2001) Varför slocknar elden? Om utbrändhet bland mellanchefer i ideella organisationer (Why does the fire go out? On the burnout syndrome among middle managers in non-profit organizations), Stockholm: EFI, SSE

Höök, P., Gillberg N., Holgersson, C., Hvenmark J. & Lindgren M. Under Attack – Faculty’s Experience of Encouraging Critical Reflection in Business School Education, presented at 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 4-6 July 2005

Hvenmark, J., Changing Structures of Thought: A Study of Employment Policy in the Swedish Red Cross 1989-1999, presented at the Nordic Network Conference in Oslo, Norway, 2000, ARNOVA, New Orleans, USA, 2000 and ANZTSR, Sydney, Australia, 2000

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Roseanne Mirabella, Ola Segnestam Larsson, Johan Hvenmark (2022). Civil Society Education: Western Perspectives
Veronica Ekström, Johan Hvenmark (2022). Ett pris man får betala?: Om kvalitet i socialtjänstens arbete med skyddat boende
Malin Lindberg, Johan Hvenmark, Cecilia Nahnfeldt (2022). Social Innovation for Work Inclusion: Contributions of Swedish Third Sector Organizations
Anders Kassman, Johan Hvenmark, Åsa Kneck (2021). Barn- och ungdomsfotboll under Coronapandemin: De svenska erfarenheterna visar att folkhälsa är mer än smittskydd
Anna Mankell, Johan Hvenmark (2020). Variations on a theme: Exploring understandings of the marketisation concept in civil society research
Roseanne Mirabella, Johan Hvenmark, Ola Segnestam Larsson (2019). Civil Society Education: National Perspectives
Roseanne Mirabella, Johan Hvenmark, Ola Segnestam Larsson (2019). Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership: Themed Issue on Civil Society Education
Charlotte Holgersson, Johan Hvenmark (2019). Reading nonprofit leadership from a gender perspective
Johan Hvenmark, Ebba Henrekson (2018). Vad står på spel?: Om finansiering, folkhälsa och synen på mål och medel i det civila samhället
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Karin Robertsson, Johan Hvenmark (2015). Arbetande ordföranden på lokal nivå i ideella organisationer
Roseanne Mirabella, Johan Hvenmark, Ola Segnestam Larsson (2015). Civil Society Education: International Perspectives
Johan Hvenmark, Karin Robertsson (2015). Gränslandet mellan civilsamhälle och näringsliv
Karin Robertsson, Johan Hvenmark (2015). Varför ska man vara medlem?: Om betydelsen av medlemskap, ideellt engagemang och alternativa engagemangsformer i idrottsföreningar
Ola Segnestam Larsson, Johan Hvenmark, Karin Robertsson (2014). Credit-based Civil Society Education in a Nordic Context: Why is there so little?
Johan Hvenmark, Ola Segnestam Larsson (2014). Föreningsprat hit och business talk dit
Anna Fyrberg Yngfalk, Johan Hvenmark (2014). Vad händer med civilsamhället när staten gör som marknaden?: Om marknadisering, myndigheter och ideella organisationer
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Johan Hvenmark (2013). Business as Usual?: On Managerialization and the Adoption of the Balanced Scorecard in a Democratically Governed Civil Society Organization
Ola Segnestam Larsson, Johan Hvenmark (2013). The Board Development Conundrum in Local, Democratically Governed, and Membership-based Nonprofit Organizations
Johan Hvenmark, Ola Segnestam Larsson (2012). Conference Note Benchmark 3.5, 2011, San Diego, CA - The Role of National Contexts: Nonprofit Management Education in Sweden
Torbjörn Einarsson, Johan Hvenmark (2012). Efter medlemskapet?: Engagemang och föreningsliv för en ny tid
Ola Segnestam Larsson, Johan Hvenmark (2012). International Mappings of Nonprofit Management Education: An Analytical Framework and the Case of Sweden
Johan Hvenmark (2012). Introduktion: om nytta generellt och om idrottens eventuella samhällsnytta specifikt
Johan Hvenmark, Ola Segnestam Larsson (2012). Nonprofit Management Education: Northern European and Nordic Perspectives
Johan Hvenmark, Filip Wijkström (2012). Red Cross
Ola Segnestam Larsson, Johan Hvenmark (2012). The Board Member Conundrum: Board Member Motivations, Skills, and Responsibilities
Johan Hvenmark (2012). Är idrott nyttigt?: en antologi om idrott och samhällsnytta
Johan Hvenmark, Ola Segnestam Larsson (2011). Non-Profit Management Education: The Deviating Case of Sweden
Johan Hvenmark, Ola Segnestam Larsson (2011). Teaching Management to Civil Society Leaders
Johan Hvenmark, Johan von Essen (2010). A Civic Trinity in Transformation?: Changing Patterns and Perspectives on Membership, Volunteering, and Citizenship in Swedish Civil Society
Johan Hvenmark, Ola Segnestam Larsson, Jan Ström (2010). Emerging Opportunities for Non-Profit Management Education: The Deviating Case of Sweden
K.E.H. Karen Maas, Johan Hvenmark, Michael Meyers, Florentine Maier, Kellie Liket (2010). Managerialism in the 21st Century: New Insights: In the Borderlands Between Business and Civil Society: On the Use of Management Models in Civil Society Organizations
Johan Hvenmark (2010). Members as Democratic Owners and Profitable Customers: on Changing Perceptions of Membership and the Commercialization of CSOs
Johan Hvenmark (2010). Symboler som skyddar liv
Johan Hvenmark (2008). Reconsidering Membership: A Study of Individual Members’ Formal Affiliation with Democratically Governed Federations
Johan Hvenmark, Pia Höök, Nanna Gillberg, Charlotte Holgersson, Monica Lindgren (2005). Under Attack: Faculty’s Experience of Encouraging Critical Reflection in Business School Education
Johan Hvenmark, Filip Wijkström (2004). The Popular Movement Marinade: The Dominant Civil Society Framework in Sweden
Johan Hvenmark (2003). Individual Membership in Federative Organizations
Johan Hvenmark (2002). Symbols Protecting Lives: On Emblems, symbols, and Ideology as well as the Local and Global Challenge to the Red Cross
Johan Hvenmark (2001). The Membership and the Federation
Johan Hvenmark (2001). Varför slocknar elden?: Om utbrändhet bland mellanchefer i ideella organisationer
Johan Hvenmark (2000). Changing Structures of Thought: A study of Employment Policy in the Swedish Red Cross 1989-1999

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