Martin Löwstedt

Associate Professor at Innovation and R&D Management

Martin is an Associate Professor at the Division of Innovation and R&D Management. Grounded in a practice perspective his research is focused on managerial work, with a special interest in the built environment sector. This entails a detailed understanding of the various work-related logics that managers on different organizational levels draw on in order to navigate their day-to-day challenges, as well as long-term change and development. Martin is a member of Chalmers central recruitment committee as well as the Scientific Leader for the Centre for Management of the Built Environment (CMB). He is currently teaching courses in leadership at the Master- and PhD level.

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2021

Working in a loosely coupled system: exploring practices and implications of coupling work on construction sites

Rikard Sandberg, Martin Löwstedt, Christine Räisänen
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 39 (3), p. 212-226
Journal article
2021

Lost and found in translation: top-down decoupling and bottom-up recoupling of strategies and practices in construction production

Dimosthenis Kifokeris, Martin Löwstedt
Proceedings of the 37th Annual ARCOM Conference, p. 532-541
Paper in proceeding
2021

Navigating the logics of changing public facilities management

Ingrid Svensson, Martin Löwstedt
Facilities. Vol. 39 (11-12), p. 737-758
Journal article
2020

Standardizing the free and independent professional: The case of construction site managers in Sweden

Martin Löwstedt, Rikard Sandberg
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. Vol. 27 (6), p. 1337-1355
Journal article
2019

Strategy wayfinding: Backstage rehearsal for frontstage enactment

Christine Räisänen, Kajsa Simu, Martin Löwstedt
Paper in proceeding
2019

Navigating the Logics of Changing Public Facilities Management

Ingrid Svensson, Martin Löwstedt
Proceedings of the 35th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2019, Leeds, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Paper in proceeding
2018

Doing strategy in project-based organizations: Actors and patterns of action

Martin Löwstedt, Christine Räisänen, Roine Leiringer
International Journal of Project Management. Vol. 36 (6), p. 889-898
Journal article
2018

CEOs narrating leadership: Constant gardeners, team players, actionable pragmatists and business directors

Martin Löwstedt, Christine Räisänen
Proceeding of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, ARCOM 2018, p. 697-706
Paper in proceeding
2018

Liberating the semantics: Embodied work(man)ship in construction

Rikard Sandberg, Christine Räisänen, Martin Löwstedt et al
Societies under Construction , p. 115-149
Book chapter
2018

The indispensable site manager: normalization of overwork in the construction industry

Rikard Sandberg, Martin Löwstedt, Christine Räisänen
(Sub-theme 21)
Paper in proceeding
2016

The site manager as an omnious being: Exploring the ‘body’ in embodiment of organizational spaces

Rickard Sandberg, Martin Löwstedt, Christine Räisänen et al
EGOS conference, Naples 2016, 6-9 July, Sub-Theme 4: Diversity, Embodiment and Affect
Paper in proceeding
2016

The problematic of place-taking and space-making in liminal practices: Contending experts appropriating space

Christine Räisänen, Martin Löwstedt, Max Rapp-Ricciardi
EGOS conference, Naples 2016, 6-9 July, Sub-Theme 17: Expert Power and Management: The Role of Management and Occupations in Shaping Organizations, Institutions and Societies
Paper in proceeding
2016

Exploring the Work Practices of Site Managers as Processes of Embodiment

Rikard Sandberg, Christine Räisänen, Martin Löwstedt
In: P W Chan and C J Neilson (Eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference. Vol. 2, p. 679-688
Paper in proceeding
2015

‘Taking off my glasses in order to see’: exploring practice on a building site using self-reflexive ethnography

Martin Löwstedt
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 33 (5-6), p. 404-414
Journal article
2014

Game of experts: Management consultants vying for power in unfamiliar fields

Christine Räisänen, Martin Löwstedt
EGOS conference, Rotterdam, 3-5 July, Sub-theme 41: The Power of Management Experts in Organizations and Society
Paper in proceeding
2014

Stakes and struggles in liminal spaces: construction practitioners interacting with management-consultants

Christine Räisänen, Martin Löwstedt
Engineering Project Organization Journal. Vol. 4 (2-3), p. 123-133
Journal article
2014

"Taking off my glasses in order to see": exploring practice on a building site using self-reflexive ethnography

Martin Löwstedt
Raiden, A B and Aboagye-Nimo, E (Eds) Proceedings of the 30th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, p. 247-256
Paper in proceeding
2014

Social identity in construction: enactments and outcomes

Martin Löwstedt, Christine Räisänen
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 32 (11), p. 1093-1105
Journal article
2013

Strategy workshops: The fusing of the past and the future in the present

Christine Räisänen, Ann-Charlotte Stenberg, Martin Löwstedt
CIB World Building Congress, Construction and Society, Brisbane, 5-9 May 2013
Paper in proceeding
2012

"Being a construction worker": Identity effects as a self-reinforcing mechanism in construction

Martin Löwstedt, Christine Räisänen
CIB 2012 Conference Proceedings, Montréal
Paper in proceeding
2012

Bringing on-site identities into the boardroom: A self-reinforcing mechanism in construction

Martin Löwstedt, Christine Räisänen
28th Egos Colloquium, Helsinki, Sub-theme 21 Self-reinforcing processes in organizations
Paper in proceeding
2012

Using positioning theory to understand construction of selfhood in strategy audits

Christine Räisänen, Ann-Charlotte Stenberg, Martin Löwstedt
28th Egos Colloquium, Helsinki, Sub-theme 05 Strategy-as-Practice
Paper in proceeding
2012

"Playing back-spin balls": Narrating organizational change in construction

Martin Löwstedt, Christine Räisänen
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 30 (9), p. 795-806
Journal article
2011

“Two strides forward, one stride back:” Strategy practice as chains of conversations

Christine Räisänen, Ann-Charlotte Stenberg, Martin Löwstedt
27th EGOS Colloquium, Göteborg, 2011
Other conference contribution
2011

Strategy work in a large construction company: personified strategies as drivers för change

Martin Löwstedt, Christine Räisänen, Ann-Charlotte Stenberg et al
6th Nordic conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, 13-15 April, 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Paper in proceeding
2011

How does change happen in a large construction company: Comparing objectified and lived versions of change

Martin Löwstedt, Christine Räisänen, Ann-Charlotte Stenberg
27th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2011. Bristol, 5 - 7 September 2011. Vol. 1, p. 85-94
Paper in proceeding

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Showing 6 research projects

2021–2022

Digitialization and business models in the built environment ecosystem: Future scenarios

Martin Löwstedt Innovation and R&D Management
Viktoria Sundquist Construction Management
Formas

2020–2021

The role of leadership to transform the built environement sector

Alexander Styhre Unknown organization
Martin Löwstedt Innovation and R&D Management
Centre for Management of the Built Environment (CMB)

2019–2020

Managning strategic change in public facilties management organizations

Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Ingrid Svensson Service Management and Logistics
Martin Löwstedt Construction Management
Sara Brorström Unknown organization
Centre for Management of the Built Environment (CMB)

2016–2018

Barriers and drivers for a digitally driven industry development

Martin Löwstedt Construction Management
Formas

2013–2017

Mapping middle managers´ work situation and leadership potential to enhance social sustainability in the construction sector: A question of futures thinking

Christine Räisänen Construction Management
Martin Löwstedt Construction Management
Rikard Sandberg Construction Management
Formas

2011–2017

Vad driver verkliga förbättringar: konkurrensen, utvecklingsintresset eller modetrenderna?

Martin Löwstedt Construction Management
Development Fund of the Swedish Construction Industry (SBUF)

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