Search for dissertations about: "Sensemaking"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 47 swedish dissertations containing the word Sensemaking.

  1. 1. IT-adaptation as sensemaking : inventing new meaning for technology in organizations

    Author : Ola Henfridsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; IT-adaptation; sensemaking; information systems; ambiguity; identity; meaning; interpretive case study; email and conference systems; software support systems;

    Abstract : Noting how organizations today are increasingly dependent on IT for a broad range of organizational activities, the thesis starts from the observation that many IT-related endeavors nevertheless fail. In tracing part of the problem to the inability of many organizations to cope with changes in the surrounding material and social context, the emphasis is put on the processes by which IT-artifacts are adapted and re-adapted, after they have been put into daily use. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sensemaking and management : a theoretical discussion with research implications

    Author : Christian Ifvarsson; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Redovisning och styrning; Accounting and Control;

    Abstract : The general interest of this research is problems concerned with new information and technology, and their development and use in the management context. One important aspect of this problem has been argued to be how people come to make sense of new information and technology. READ MORE

  3. 3. The emerging role of advisory boards in strategizing in family firms : A sensemaking perspective

    Author : Judith Van Helvert-Beugels; Mattias Nordqvist; Olof Brunninge; Ilse Matser; Nadine Kammerlander; Högskolan i Jönköping; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : This thesis addresses the emerging role of advisory boards in strategizing in privately held family firms. The thesis focuses on the period in which family firms start considering to work with an advisory board through the board’s first several years of existence. READ MORE

  4. 4. Species Aid : Organizational Sensemaking in a Preservation Project in Albania

    Author : Peter Green; Gudrun Dahl; Åsa Boholm; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Conservation; social anthropology; ecological anthropology; global environmental issues; Albania; sensemaking; organisational theory.; Cultural anthropology; Kulturantropologi;

    Abstract : In 1994 a Hungarian fisheries biologist specialised on sturgeons revealed that there was at least one population of sturgeons belonging to the threatened sturgeon species Ac. Naccari still present in the Albanian aquatic fauna. The stage was now set for an international conservation initiative. READ MORE

  5. 5. Fat Cats? : A Case for the Swedish Managers' Making Sense of the Developing Markets

    Author : Michal Budryk; Katarina Blomkvist; Ivo Zander; Philip Kappen; Rajneesh Narula; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; sensemaking; immanent sensemaking; developing markets; emerging markets; globalisation; Business Studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : In this thesis, I report a set of four studies designed to enhance the understanding of how managers of multinational enterprises (MNEs) perceive and make sense of their business environment under the conditions of gradual, long term environmental change. The focus lies on immanent sensemaking, a process occurring under the conditions of such an environmental change, which fails to give rise to a cosmology episode and consequently energise sensemaking as it has been traditionally understood. READ MORE