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The Motivating Suggestion System
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Det motiverande förbättringsförslagssystemet (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This case study investigates the suggestion system of a manufacturing plant with the purpose of getting insight about how a suggestion system should be designed to support the continuous improvement discipline Kaizen in the best way possible. The cooperating company has recently introduced Kaizen to the organization as part of a transaction toward lean production. The study was conducted using semi-structured interviews along with observations. The problem was approached from a motivational perspective, and a motivational framework has been created for this situation by combining research from the four motivation theories; Attribution theory, Social cognitive theory, Self-determination theory and Expectancy theory. The result from the study shows positive as well as negative aspects of the suggestion system at the factory that should be considered when designing a suggestion system that enhance the effect of Kaizen.

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2008. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
suggestion system, kaizen, motivation
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Business Administration Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-5146Local ID: diva2:832510
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2009-03-10 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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