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Temporary teams and their proactive approach to contingency: A case study of ANT teams
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Mature organizations must find ways to constantly innovate, if they want to survive or succeed in an ever competing manufacturing industry. One way to gain advantage over the competition is to work proactively in order to avoid contingencies. Contingencies are defined as unforeseen events with negative connotation that might occur, which by anticipating them it in time, the organization can avoid major disasters. There are two ways to approach contingency, reactively, where the organization tries to cope with the already done damage or proactively, where the organization works toward preventing incidents to happen.

The thesis research performs an investigation on three temporary teams, introduced in a mature organization in the manufacturing industry, which work proactively towards avoiding contingencies. This type of team is not developed broadly in the academic literature, therefore it became the goal of this study to highlight the characteristics of this sort of temporary teams by means of a case study, to analyze them and to define them theoretically. By defining this type of team, the thesis will provide a deeper understanding about this empirical phenomenon and will fill a gap in the academic literature of groups in organizations.

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Keyword [en]
Contingency, project management, temporary teams, continuous improvement, proactive team.
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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189032OAI: diva2:942752
Subject / course
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Educational program
Master of Science - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-26 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

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