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Förändringen av en organisation: Lean i Växjö kommun
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Is it possible to conduct a joint organizational change despite different circumstances and different starting points, and still talk about the same organizational change? Can all the work that leads to more efficient operations fall into the same category? How can such concept gain legitimacy? The result shows that by talking about a concept, in this case, Lean, as something that leads to a better and more efficient organization, without for that matter have to set a defined content of the concept you still can present the process as one concept. Tough the concept will be practically blank. But there is still a rhetorical value in the concept of Lean. The organization institutionalizes the concept and obtains in this way legitimacy from its surroundings. Although, the actual work performed would probably been implemented even without using the term.

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2013. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Efficiency, Lean, Organizational change, Isomorphism, Institutionalized myths
Keyword [sv]
Effektivitsering, Lean, Organisationsförändring, Isomorfism, Institutionaliserade myter
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27538OAI: diva2:636772
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Sociology Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-06-17 Created: 2013-07-12 Last updated: 2014-06-17Bibliographically approved

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