Search for dissertations about: "organizational structure"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 174 swedish dissertations containing the words organizational structure.

  1. 1. Micro-Foundations of Organizational Adaptation : A Field Study in the Evolution of Product Development Capabilities in a Design Firm

    Author : Carlo Salvato; Högskolan i Jönköping; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Organizational adaption; Organizational evolution; Organizational replicators; Organizational routines; Firm competences; Dynamic capabilities; Organizational learning; New product development; Business studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : The aim of this dissertation is to improve knowledge of how organizations adapt to their dynamic environments, by developing a detailed understanding of the configuration and evolution of organizational replicators. Among open questions in the literature on organizational adaptation, I have explored the following: How can the structure of organizational replicators and the nature of their components be realistically described? How do different organizational replicators interact with each other at different levels within and across organizational boundaries? How do replicators evolve? Why do firms need dynamic capabilities? I’ve addressed these questions by means of an embedded, longitudinal field study of Alessi, an Italian firm founded in 1921, active in the development and production of hundreds of design household products. READ MORE

  2. 2. Modeling Organizational Dynamics : Distributions, Networks, Sequences and Mechanisms

    Author : Hernan Mondani; Fredrik Liljeros; Rickard Sandell; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; organizational dynamics; social organizing; organizational change; modeling; organizational growth; process stability; labor flow network; employment trajectories; heavy-tailed distributions; complex network analysis; sequence analysis; agent-based modeling; sociophysics; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : The study of how social organizations work, change and develop is central to sociology and to our understanding of the social world and its transformations. At the same time, the underlying principles of organizational dynamics are extremely difficult to investigate. READ MORE

  3. 3. Information Technology Governance: The Role of Organizational Culture and Structure

    Author : Parisa Aasi; Lazar Rusu; Erik Perjons; Björn Johansson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; IT governance; organizational culture; organizational structure; IT governance performance; IT governance implementation; data- och systemvetenskap; Computer and Systems Sciences;

    Abstract : Information Technology Governance (ITG) is among the most important challenges for the managers today. IT is not anymore just a supportive tool but also a strategic driver for the businesses. In the dynamic and competitive world of today, it is crucial for organizations to know how to govern IT rather than just to use it. READ MORE

  4. 4. Innovative Value Creation in Public Transport : Learning to Structure for Capability

    Author : Sara Davoudi; Bo Enquist; Mikael Johnson; Elbe Jörgen; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Capability; organizational learning; organizational structure; public transport; theory of attractive quality; Business Administration; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Purpose – The purpose of this thesis is to explore the capability of Swedish regional public transport authorities (RPTAs) to organize public transport so that it stimulates the intended value creation process needed to increase users’ positive experience.Design/methodology/approach – This thesis utilizes an interpretative research approach. READ MORE

  5. 5. Communication as structuration : Viewing learning through the lens of communication

    Author : Cynthia Jimes; Lowe Hedman; Peder Hård af Segerstad; Bengt-Åke Gustafsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Media and communication studies; organizational communication; organizational learning; structure; agency; texts; conversations; structuration; discursive communication theory; sociocultural learning theory; theoretical study; abduction; business processes; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Media and communication studies; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Media and Communication Studies;

    Abstract : This dissertation is about enlightening the relationship between organizational communication and learning. In doing so, I explore and build upon existing theories that address the relationship from a structuration perspective. Specifically, I turn to discursive communication theory and sociocultural learning theory. READ MORE