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Hajighasemi, A. (2023). Enhancing diversity climates in human services organizations. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 32(5), 247-260
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, ISSN 1531-3204, E-ISSN 1531-3212, Vol. 32, no 5, p. 247-260Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article examines the ongoing paradigm shift on enhancing diversity climates in Swedish human services organizations. Traditional social policy arrangements based on a monocultural style of service provision has been challenged by the growing need for cultural competence and ethnic sensitivity. A study of cultural competence enhancement finds the recruitment of ethnic social workers to be the most efficient strategy for making social services more culturally sensitive. At both the operational and the managerial level, ethnic staff contribute to regular training and the updating of staff cultural competences, as well as to the strategic diversity plans of entire organizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
Human services organizations, diversity climate, cultural competences, cultural sensitivity, welfare services, social work
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46755 (URN)10.1080/15313204.2021.1984357 (DOI)000715155200001 ()2-s2.0-85118561276 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-11-18 Created: 2021-11-18 Last updated: 2023-11-24Bibliographically approved
Gerhardt, K., Wolrath Söderberg, M., Lindblad, I., Diderichsen, Ö., Gullström, M., Dahlin, M., . . . Gradén, M. (2022). Nog nu, politiker – ta klimatkrisen på allvar. Aftonbladet (2022-08-25)
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2022 (Swedish)In: Aftonbladet, no 2022-08-25Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aftonbladet Hierta, 2022
National Category
Other Social Sciences Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49755 (URN)
Note

Debattartikel från 1944 svenska forskare och anställda i forskarvärlden.

Available from: 2022-08-26 Created: 2022-08-26 Last updated: 2023-10-06Bibliographically approved
Hajighasemi, A. & Oghazi, P. (2022). Outcomes of Swedish migration and economics of the welfare system. Ekonomska Istrazivanja, 35(1), 986-1010
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outcomes of Swedish migration and economics of the welfare system
2022 (English)In: Ekonomska Istrazivanja, ISSN 1331-677X, E-ISSN 1848-9664, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 986-1010Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the economic consequences of migration for the Swedish welfare system. The question of whether the high costs of receiving refugees undermine the sustainability of the universal welfare state has received considerable attention in the political debate. While most studies focus on the fiscal burden of refugee reception and the short-term impacts of migration on welfare arrangements, this article advocates a comprehensive, long-term assessment of the effects of migration flows on public finances. Starting from the priorities of the architects of the welfare system, who designed and expanded social policy, indicators are derived to assess strategic goals and considerations. Reproduction of the workforce by managing its age profile, increasing employment levels and the employability of the surplus workforce, and creating conditions that increase long-term growth in the economy are considered crucial for the sustainability of the system. From a purely utilitarian perspective, migration is considered beneficial to the economy, provided that migrants gain quick entry to, and a high employment rate in, the labour market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46217 (URN)10.1080/1331677X.2021.1952089 (DOI)000681194200001 ()2-s2.0-85111971936 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-08-18 Created: 2021-08-18 Last updated: 2022-10-03Bibliographically approved
Sattari, S., Kordestani, A., Oghazi, P. & Hajighasemi, A. (2022). Socially responsible ideas among Swedish public procurers: An exploratory study. Journal of Innovation and Knowledge, 7(4), Article ID 100251.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socially responsible ideas among Swedish public procurers: An exploratory study
2022 (English)In: Journal of Innovation and Knowledge, ISSN 2530-7614, E-ISSN 2444-569X, Vol. 7, no 4, article id 100251Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Public procurement is increasingly being recognized as a tool to promote corporate social responsibility and a vehicle to help governments achieve their social development goals. Due to their power to intervene and their reliance on tax money, public sector organizations are focused on expanding the inclusion of social responsibility in their public procurement strategies. At the EU level, there is a strong focus on providing new opportunities for public authorities to promote socially responsible public procurement. Utilizing translation theory and following the travel of ideas framework in a Scandinavian institutionalism approach, this study maps the adoption, development, and implementation of social responsibility in public procurement through the five stages of materialization, categorization, transportation, institutionalization, and re-travel. Qualitative data were collected through in-depth interviews with public procurement authorities from municipalities, regional councils, and governmental organizations in Sweden. The findings show that the travel of social responsibility policies in public procurement follows a new Scandinavian institutionalism approach that has brought policy makers freedom in prioritizing social issues but leaves them confused about what to prioritize.

Furthermore, while the results show a positive relationship in organizations between their size, measured as full-time procurement employees, and their maturity level in terms of social responsibility, this maturity level is not associated with their procurement spending. The study findings have important implications for research on socially responsible public procurement. Additionally, the data collected from public organizations suggest several ways that policy makers can include, promote, and institutionalize social responsibility in their procurement strategies to reduce disparity and improve social welfare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Social responsibilityPublic procurementPublic policyTranslation theoryTravel of ideasStakeholders
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49872 (URN)10.1016/j.jik.2022.100251 (DOI)000858864900008 ()2-s2.0-85137077917 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P2014-0160:1
Available from: 2022-09-08 Created: 2022-09-08 Last updated: 2022-10-10Bibliographically approved
Hajighasemi, A., Oghazi, P., Aliyari, S. & Pashkevich, N. (2022). The impact of welfare state systems on innovation performance and competitiveness: European country clusters. Journal of Innovation and Knowledge, 7(4), Article ID 100236.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The impact of welfare state systems on innovation performance and competitiveness: European country clusters
2022 (English)In: Journal of Innovation and Knowledge, ISSN 2530-7614, E-ISSN 2444-569X, Vol. 7, no 4, article id 100236Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article assesses the impact of welfare state systems on the performance of economies in creating the appropriate conditions for innovation and increased competitiveness. Since the 1970s, welfare systems have been regarded as disruptive influences on economic growth. This situation was exacerbated by the intensification of globalization and the emergence of new economies, which led to the need for initiatives to promote innovation and competitiveness, not least in the EU with so many different types of welfare state. To investigate the impact of welfare state systems on innovation performance and competitiveness, we used the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS), which is based on a variety of indicators, as well as various essential indicators proposed by EU2020 innovation, such as the number of patents and the level of education and employment. The results obtained from the performance of five welfare state clusters of European countries have shown that the most comprehensive welfare states, primarily those in the Nordic countries, have been the most successful in achieving innovation goals and have long been ranked as innovation leaders in Europe. Moreover, public resource allocation for innovation leads to a more comprehensive agenda, including employment promotion, gender equality goals, and sustainability concerns. Welfare costs seem not to reduce competitiveness. And it is competitiveness itself that encourages the development of advanced social security systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Competitiveness, European innovation scoreboard, Innovation, Innovation activities, Innovation indicators, Welfare state system
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49825 (URN)10.1016/j.jik.2022.100236 (DOI)000860974500010 ()2-s2.0-85135940666 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-09-05 Created: 2022-09-05 Last updated: 2022-10-10Bibliographically approved
Hajighasemi, A. & Straarup, J. (2021). Inledning - Migrationens bidrag till folkhemmet. In: Ali Hajighasemi; Jørgen Straarup (Ed.), Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige: migrationens bidrag till folkhemmet (pp. 9-23). Stockholm: Liber
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2021 (Swedish)In: Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige: migrationens bidrag till folkhemmet / [ed] Ali Hajighasemi; Jørgen Straarup, Stockholm: Liber, 2021, p. 9-23Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2021
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-45976 (URN)9789147140589 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-06-28 Created: 2021-06-28 Last updated: 2021-06-28Bibliographically approved
Hajighasemi, A. (2021). Migrationens effekter på det svenska välfärdssystemet. In: Ali Hajighasemi; Jørgen Straarup (Ed.), Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige: migrationens bidrag till folkhemmet (pp. 26-43). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migrationens effekter på det svenska välfärdssystemet
2021 (Swedish)In: Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige: migrationens bidrag till folkhemmet / [ed] Ali Hajighasemi; Jørgen Straarup, Stockholm: Liber, 2021, p. 26-43Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2021
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-45978 (URN)9789147140589 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-06-28 Created: 2021-06-28 Last updated: 2021-06-28Bibliographically approved
Hajighasemi, A. & Straarup, J. (2021). Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige. In: Ali Hajighasemi; Jørgen Straarup (Ed.), Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige: migrationens bidrag till folkhemmet (pp. 242-249). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige
2021 (Swedish)In: Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige: migrationens bidrag till folkhemmet / [ed] Ali Hajighasemi; Jørgen Straarup, Stockholm: Liber, 2021, p. 242-249Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2021
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-45989 (URN)9789147140589 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-06-28 Created: 2021-06-28 Last updated: 2021-06-28Bibliographically approved
Hajighasemi, A. & Straarup, J. (Eds.). (2021). Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige: migrationens bidrag till folkhemmet. Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige: migrationens bidrag till folkhemmet
2021 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2021. p. 264
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-45596 (URN)9789147140589 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-06-08 Created: 2021-06-08 Last updated: 2021-06-28Bibliographically approved
Hajighasemi, A. (2021). Välfärdsorganisationernas roll i den mångkulturella staden. In: Ali Hajighasemi; Jørgen Straarup (Ed.), Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige: migrationens bidrag till folkhemmet (pp. 174-190). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Välfärdsorganisationernas roll i den mångkulturella staden
2021 (Swedish)In: Socialt arbete i ett mångkulturellt Sverige: migrationens bidrag till folkhemmet / [ed] Ali Hajighasemi; Jørgen Straarup, Stockholm: Liber, 2021, p. 174-190Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2021
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-45988 (URN)9789147140589 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-06-28 Created: 2021-06-28 Last updated: 2021-06-28Bibliographically approved
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