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Technological and organizational development and its management
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
1999 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The technological- and organisational development 1992-1997, and the corresponding changes of seven internal and four external performance measures of 56 Swedish firms are analysed, as well as the way the change efforts are managed. The general results are that the firms have moved towards higher levels of decentralisation and automation. The internal performance of the firms has improved if firms have upgraded the technology, or both their technology and organisation. Investments in increased automation tend to improve the quality performance of the firms, while the opposite result is associated with the introduction of a more decentralised organisation. The results for the external performance support that higher automation is related to higher quality, but this is at the expense of less flexibility in product change. The managerial implications discussed are if firms should focus on improved technology, organisation or both, and how to manage the change process.

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Lueå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 1999. , 8 p.
Research subject
Timber Structures
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-25409Local ID: f118b270-7c14-11dc-a72d-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:998461
Godkänd; 1999; Bibliografisk uppgift: Presented at the European Operations Management Association VI International Annual Conference ”Managing Operations Networks”, 7-8 June 1999, Venice, Italy; 20071016 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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