Search for dissertations about: "path dependency"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 34 swedish dissertations containing the words path dependency.

  1. 1. Path Dependence and Path Shaping : Unearthing institutional dynamics in large-scale project organizing

    Author : Ermal Hetemi; Cali Nuur; Anna Jerbrant; Sofia Pemsel; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Large-scale project organizing; complexity; Organizational Project Management; Institutional theory; Path Dependence; Path creation; Process studies; Industrial Economics and Management; Industriell ekonomi och organisation;

    Abstract : Over the last two decades, large-scale project endeavors or major programs that typically deliver a substantial physical infrastructure or a complex product with a lifetime that can extend for decades and across industries have become the norm for many utility sectors, such as transport, energy, water, or food. The allure of ever-larger projects shows no sign of fading away in the face of sustainable development and grand societal challenges – quite the contrary. READ MORE

  2. 2. Technology Dynamics in Multi-Technology Industries : Selection and Variety Creation through the Lens of Path Dependency and Path Generation

    Author : Ksenia Onufrey; Anna Bergek; Hans Andersson; Magnus Holmén; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : This thesis studies technological development in multi-technology industries, or industries characterized by co-existence of several technological alternatives that are used in the same or largely overlapping applications and markets. Although a lot of industries can be considered as multi-technological, they are understudied in the current research. READ MORE

  3. 3. Using and Managing Resources in Industrialized House-Building : Characterization of a Swedish Industrialized House-Building Company from a Resource-Based View

    Author : Petri Uusitalo; Lars Stehn; Susanne Engström; Daniel M. Hall; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Entreprenourial orientation; Dynamic capability; Path dependency; Technology transfer; Resource based-view; Industrailized house-building; Byggproduktion och teknik; Construction Management and Building Technology;

    Abstract : Global reports stress the importance of developing the construction industry to address productivity related issues and challenges with urbanization. McKinsey conclude that the construction industry could be more efficient by how they manage and employ resources to address the low productivity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Nationalising Culture : The Reorganisation of National Culture in Swedish Cultural Policy 1970–2002

    Author : Tobias Harding; Erling Bjurström; Svante Beckman; Per Mangset; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; cultural policy; Sweden; nation-state; imagined communities; neo-institutionalism; path dependency; separation of church and state; universal values; particular values; ethnic nations; state-framed nations; kulturpolitik; Sverige; nationalstat; föreställd gemenskap; nyinstitutionalism; stigberoende; kyrka-stat-frågan; universella värden; partikulära värden; etnisk nationsuppfattning; statsinramad nationsuppfattning; Cultural heritage and cultural production; Kulturarv och kulturproduktion;

    Abstract : By comparative analysis of Swedish cultural policy (including art policy, heritage policy and Church policy) during the Riksdag periods of 1970-73, 1991-94, 1994-98 and 1998-2002 the relationship between cultural policy and the concept of the nation as a homogenous cultural community (defined by either an ethnic or a state-framed concept) is explored. Neoinstitutional analysis of cultural policy as an organisational field is combined with analysis of how the nation is conceived as an imagined community, and what values it strives to uphold to show how these values and concepts are institutionalised in its cultural policy and how this supports the legitimacy of the State as a nation-state. READ MORE

  5. 5. Organising Regional Innovation Support : Sweden's Industrial Development Centres as Regional Development Coalitions

    Author : Marie-Louise Eriksson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; lnnovation support organisations; lnnovation policy; Learning organisations; Development coalitions; Partnership; Organisationai capabilities; Economic geography of innovation; Learning regions; Socio-cultural and institutional context; Path-dependency; Sweden; Finspång; Gnosjö; Tekniska innovationer; regional utveckling; regionalpolitik; innovation; Sverige; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : This PhD dissertation examines the issues of institutional and policy learning often referred to in discussions about innovation policy in the literature on economic geography of innovation, systems of innovation, and learning regions. A central argument is that in order to enhance OUTknowledge of this learning dimension in innovation policy we need to focus on the level at which much innovation policy is organised and implemented, i. READ MORE