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Activities enhancing the productiveness of maintenance process for high technology equipment in deep mines
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences.
2011 (English)In: MPMM 2011: Maintenance Performance Measurement & Management: Conference Proceedings / [ed] Diego Galar; Aditya Parida; Håkan Schunnesson; Uday Kumar, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2011, 213-218 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to find out whether in the course of task performances, miners engage in activities influenced by their tacit knowledge to enhance the quality of the maintenance process for high technology equipment in deep mines. Guided by an organizational activity theoretical framework, data was collected by observing and interviewing four different mineworkers engaged in rock drilling and roof bolting activities in an underground mine. An interpretive descriptive analysis was conducted to understand the mineworkers activities when engaged with their work. It is found that the miners use their acquired experiences to find ways of maintaining and managing the machines they use for optimum work performance. It is concluded that an employee’s tacit knowledge, when made visible, can help determine the horizon of possible actions that can influence either positively or otherwise on the maintenance process

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Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2011. 213-218 p.
Keyword [en]
High Technology Equipment, Maintenance Process, Tacit Knowledge, Miners’ Activities, Manufacturing engineering and work sciences - Work sciences and ergonomics, Social sciences - Psychology, Social sciences - Sociology
Keyword [sv]
Produktion och arbetsvetenskap - Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi, Socialvetenskap - Psykologi, Socialvetenskap - Sociologi
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37828Local ID: bf75e555-9828-4526-a94a-53c211b9e943ISBN: 978-91-7439-379-8OAI: diva2:1011326
International Conference on Maintenance Performance Measurement & Management : MPM² 13/12/2011 - 15/12/2011
Godkänd; 2011; 20111214 (mohami)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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