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Revolutionen som kom av sig
KTH, Superseded Departments, Industrial Economics and Management.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7108-4094
2003 (Swedish)Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
Abstract [sv]

This thesis is based on a case study of an organizationalchange-project within Civil Engine at Volvo Aero Corporation.The changeproject was aimed to create an organization built oncollaboration, which differs radically from traditionalindustrial work. Existing boundaries between the blue- andwhite-collar workers were meant to be erased and work would beperformed and decisions thereby be taken by that or thosepersons who are most appropriate. The co-workers demand on workshould be satisfied as well as the enterprises demand onefficiency and longterm competitiveness. The projects goalswere not fulfilled, but it could have been a first step towardsa radical transformation of how work can be organized. As theproject did not come out as expected effects of a verticalintegrated organization cannot be concluded. The discussion istherefore mainly about possibilities and obstacles in work ofradical changes.

The main topic is to analyse what a vertical integratedorganization can be and what meaning it has for the employeesand the enterprise. This thesis contributes to a tentativemodel with four types of difficulties, to be noticed toincrease the possibilities for successful radical changes:

•obstacles of first order•obstacles of second order•resistances of first order•resistances of second order

Further on this thesis contributes to define a supposedorganization built on collaboration according to Volvo AeroCorporation and to relate it to the conceptions onpost-bureaucratic and post-Tayloristic organizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Industriell ekonomi och organisation , 2003. , 229 p.
Trita-IEO, 2003:2
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-1557ISBN: 91-7283-451-XOAI: diva2:7475
NR 20140805Available from: 2003-03-20 Created: 2003-03-20 Last updated: 2012-01-31Bibliographically approved

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