Search for dissertations about: "emergence of quality"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 55 swedish dissertations containing the words emergence of quality.

  1. 1. Naturalizing Quality Management: A problem of organizing in processes of change

    Author : Stefan Book; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; taking action; tension; practices; techniques; organizing; change; pattern; shared view; making sense; process; orientating; quality management; principles; modes of organizing;

    Abstract : Various studies have investigated success factors, the effects of organizational contexts, key issues for sustainability, and the financial impact of the quality management (QM) trend in industry. However, few studies of QM in practice build on experiences and data collected as an employee, as well as data collected through interviews after leaving the company. READ MORE

  2. 2. Rule-Making in the Transnational Space : The Development of European Accreditation of Management Education

    Author : Tina Hedmo; Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson; Lars Engwall; Martin Marcussen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Business studies; EQUIS; Accreditation; Management Education; Self-regulation; Re-institutionalisation; Quality regulation; Quality Standards; NGO; Europeanisation; Transnational; Företagsekonomi; Business studies; Företagsekonomi; Business Studies; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : The thesis deals with the emergence in the area of management education of a European accreditation system known as the European Quality Improvement System, or EQUIS, and with the subsequent spread if this system. Answers are sought as to why and how the system was launched, and why it made such an impact in Europe. READ MORE

  3. 3. Constructing an Arbiter of Status : A Study of the European Research Council's Emergence in the Field of Science

    Author : Peter Edlund; Linda Wedlin; Anna Tyllström; Mikaela Sundberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Status; Arbiters; Fields; Evaluations; European Research Council; Starting Grants; Business Studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to shed light on how certain actors are constructed into third-party arbiters of status. Such arbiters mediate the triadic relations in which status is created, assessing and suggesting certain candidates as particularly worthy of deference from audiences. READ MORE

  4. 4. Quality Management Competencies-in-use : exploring competence and practice perspectives on quality management work

    Author : Jason Martin; Mattias Elg; Ida Gremyr; Andreas Wallo; Kristen Snyder; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Quality management; competence; practice; work; organisation; individual; structure;

    Abstract : Quality management is an established, widespread and well-researched management concept. Yet, surprisingly little research can be found on understanding the potential for action that is required in order to perform quality management work. READ MORE

  5. 5. Technology as an extension of the human body : Exploring the potential role of technology in an elderly home care setting

    Author : Anna Essén; Solveig Wikström; Ali Yakhlef; Claes-Robert Julander; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; care; telehealth; information technology; physicality; materiality; Merleau-Ponty; body; emotion; routines; variability; surveillance; privacy; service evaluation; service innovation; emergence; learning; Business studies; Företagsekonomi; Business Administration; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : The present thesis explores the potential role and implications of technology in elderly care from the users’ perspective. This exploration is undertaken in terms of five empirical studies of a telehealth project and a meta-analysis of their contributions. READ MORE