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Managing Culture in Core Facilities: A case study at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM).
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM).
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Hantering av Kultur i Core faciliteter : En Case-studie på Karolinska Institutet i Stockholm (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This thesis looks to investigate cultural effects on research organizations work with core facilities and how to adhere to the cultural setting in a core facility. Previous literature on core facilities have ignored culture as a concept and literature on organizational culture have little empirical material regarding core facilities. Through a qualitative study this thesis aims to fill some of the gaps. An overview of literature is presented and frameworks to categorize and conducting deeper analysis are chosen. Empirical material was collected from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm which has an ongoing work with addressing issues of change and developing their CFs. The analysis shows that culture can be a cause for value misalignments, inefficient practices and create barriers for collaborations. Further it shows that an organization's need to have clear definitions, create structures which are sufficient for the culture, work with evaluation and more. As a final contribution the thesis suggests that venturing into areas such as knowledge management could be relevant for further studies.

Abstract [sv]

Denna uppsats undersöker kulturella effekter som uppstår i forskningsorganisationers arbete med core faciliteter och hur de kan tillägna sig den rådande kulturella miljön. Tidigare litteratur på området core faciliteter utesluter kultur som koncept och litteratur inom organisationskultur har begränsat empiriskt material gällande core faciliteter. Genom en kvalitativ studie ämnar denna uppsats att fylla i några av nämnda luckor. En överblick av rådande litteratur presenteras och ett ramverk för att utföra en analys har valts. Empiriskt material has insamlats från Karolinska Institutet i Stockholm där de har pågående arbete med att tillmötesgå utmaningar inom och utveckla sina core faciliteter. Analysen visar att kultur kan vara orsaken till felriktade värderingar, ineffektiva metoder och barriärer för kommunikation. Vidare visas att en organisation behöver ha tydliga definitioner, skapa strukturer som är linje med sin kultur samt jobba med uppföljning och utvärdering. Som ett avslutande bidrag visar studien även på ett annat teoretiskt område där vidare undersökningar skulle vara relevant, nämligen knowledge management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 65
Series
TRITA-ITM-EX ; 2019:306
Keywords [en]
Culture, Organizational culture, Core facility, Culture in core facilities, Core facility management.
Keywords [sv]
Kultur, Organisationskultur, Core-facilitet, Kultur i Core-faciliteter, ledning av Core-faciliteter
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-264054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-264054DiVA, id: diva2:1371893
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Karolinska Institutet
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Available from: 2019-11-21 Created: 2019-11-21 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved

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