The combination of technological development, demands for sustainability and social change affect the development of ways of working and work life in society. Knowledge about how these mechanisms affect daily operations in 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 organisational learning, which in turn puts competencies, and how organisations may develop necessary competencies for organisational change, in focus.
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 within operations and the management field of quality management in large-sized organisations, in 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.
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 the examiner and course director for the courses Quality Management and Engineering (TMQU03), Quality Management (TMQU46) and Philosophy of Science and Research Methodology (TMQU14).
Furthermore, he is both a supervisor and examiner for advanced level degree projects in engineering and management (TQIE33).
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.
Jason has also led several courses arranged for external clients as a part of HELIX-Competence Centre at Linköping university.