Search for dissertations about: "radical change"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 124 swedish dissertations containing the words radical change.

  1. 1. Continuity and Change : Essays on path-dependence in economic geography and good food

    Author : Pepijn Olders; Dominic Power; Henrik Mattsson; Anders Malmberg; Andrés Rodríguez-Pose; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; path dependence; continuity; change; expert opinion; economic geography; restaurants; low-emission vehicles; PDO PGI labels;

    Abstract : How can it be, that in our rapidly changing world certain things remain recognisably the same for such a long time? This dissertation is concerned with the economic geography of path-dependence and seeks to explain selected everyday examples of continuity and change. How can French restaurants and chefs be successful for decades despite changes in taste? Why are cars powered by fossil fuels still around while there are many novel and cleaner alternatives? What explains the re-invention of local food products in spite of the influx of many new products from around the world? These are the question this dissertation tries to explain as spatial expressions of ‘path-dependence’. READ MORE

  2. 2. Towards radical improvement in production systems

    Author : Daniel Gåsvaer; Christer Johansson; Jens von Axelson; Mats Winroth; Mälardalens högskola; []
    Keywords : Improvement; Radical; Innovation; Kaikaku; Innovation and Design; innovation och design;

    Abstract : As the speed of change is increasing, it’s of great importance that manufacturing companies strive to achieve not only incremental improvements, but also radical improvements within their production systems. Thus, more research has to be focused on how to realize radical improvement. READ MORE

  3. 3. ISO 9000 : business as usual or radical change?

    Author : Bozena Poksińska; Bøje Larsen; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : ISO 9000; Quality Management System QMS ; quality control; quality standard; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : The ISO 9000 series of standards was written to provide guidelines to assist organisations in implementing and operating a Quality Management System (QMS). With hundreds of thousands of certified companies around the world, ISO 9000 has become the most widely accepted and soughtafter quality management system. READ MORE

  4. 4. Radical Innovation: Management and policy for electric and hybrid electric vehicle development

    Author : Hans M Pohl; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; first-mover; hybrid; policy; electric vehicle; interparadigmatic; innovation; evolutionary; radical; Paradigm; automotive;

    Abstract : Technological change can be divided into two categories: in line with the mainstream trajectory or paradigm (continuous, incremental), or breaking with it (discontinuous, radical). This thesis aims to increase understanding of the latter type: paradigmatic shifts in technology. READ MORE

  5. 5. Att organisera förändring: designperspektiv på organisationsförändringar i tillverkningsindustrin

    Author : Bertil Olsson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; participation; testing ideas; organizational change; design theory; change process; design artefacts; reflection-on-action; capacity for change;

    Abstract : The objective of this study is to articulate the particular knowledge that is developed by participants in organizational-change projects, who succeed in questioning ingrained opinions and establishing new ideas, and developing alternatives. I thereby aim to contribute by setting new preconditions for participants in future change processes, so they can act as knowledgeable and creative individuals, with the capability to identify issues, and to proceed by trial-and-error. READ MORE