Jason Martin

Senior Lecturer

In my research and teaching I particularly focus on how a competence perspective can be used in order to understand how to organisations cope with change in order to successfully facilitate both adaption and development in daily operations

Organizing Effective Quality Management

The combination of technological development, demands for sustainability and social change affect the development of ways of working and work life in society. Knowledge and understanding on how these mechanisms affect organisations become important in order to understand how organisations should change and develop abilities in order to accommodate new and emerging customer needs. Customer driven and sustainable change in organisations are, to a high degree, characterised by well-functioning processes for knowledge development and organizational learning, which in turn puts competencies, and how organisations may develop necessary competencies for organizational change, in focus. 

Dr Jason Martin is Senior Lecturer in quality management at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Linköping University, and affiliated to HELIX Competence Centre at Linköping University. He is also affiliated to the division of Service Management and Logistics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg.

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CV Summary

  • Senior Lecturer (2020)
  • Course director and examinator
  • Assistant PhD student supervisor 
  • Lecturer and public speaker within academy, business and public sector
  • PhD Industrial Engineering and Management with specialization in Quality Technology and management, IEI, LiU (2019)
  • MSc HRM/HRD, IBL, LiU (2015) 
  • MA Applied Ethics, IKK, LiU (2015)
  • Research assistant at the Division of Logistics and Quality Management, IEI, LiU (2015-2016)
  • CEO (2008-2011)
  • Consultant in organisational development (2005-2008, 2011-2015)
  • Reserve officer in the Swedish Armed Forces (2006-2014)
  • Commissioned officer in the Swedish Armed Forces (1992-2006)

Other positions

  • Since 2020 coordinator for the research centre HELIX Competence Centre at Linköping University
  • Since 2019 researcher representative within the steering committee for the basic value project at Linköping University. 
  • Since 2018 board member in the board for the Centre for Applied Ethics (CTE) at Linköping University.  

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Jason Martin’s research is concerned with  quality management, change management, organisational development, leadership, pedagogy and competence. Since 2015, his research has mainly focused on competencies within management practices, in particular with the management field of quality management in large-sized organisations, within both the private and public sector. Jason Martin’s dissertation aimed at exploring necessary competencies-in-use needed in order to facilitate quality management practices in organisations. In his research he also adopts a systems and process perspective, utilizing knowledge and understanding about the common variation in processes, systems thinking and knowledge theory. Based on his many years as a manager and leader in both public and private organisations he views knowledge on individual, work and organisational psychology, leadership and not least ethics as important components in order to study the conditions for a sustainable working life encompassing processes for sustainable change, development and decision making in organisations.    

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Mainly within the field of quality management in engineering programme courses on intermediate (BSc) and advanced (MSc) levels at the Department of Management and Engineering (IEI) at Linköping University. Jason Martin is course director for the courses Quality Management and Engineering (TMQU03) and Quality Management (TMQU46) and he also supervises advanced level degree projects in engineering and management. He also teaches within the field of pedagogy and human resource management and development (HRM/HRD) for the HR-programme and Pedagogy 1-4 at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL) at Linköping University. 

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