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Using the sociotechnical systems approach for analysing nondeterministic project progress: a conceptual exploration
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 (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis proposes the use of a sociotechnical systems approach for analysing project management in nondeterministic project progress. The academic context of the research covers the domain of general systems theory, more specifically sociotechnical systems, and that of project management. The empirical part of the research comprises of a questionnaire spread amongst project managers in technical service firms in the built environment sector. The research shows that there are research opportunities in project management to which the sociotechnical approach to temporary project organisations can contribute.

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2016. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
General systems theory, sociotechnical systems, technical service firm, built
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Other Engineering and Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-190598OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-190598DiVA: diva2:952263
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Available from: 2016-08-19 Created: 2016-08-12 Last updated: 2016-08-19Bibliographically approved

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