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Myndigheter i förändring - En analys av organisationsförändringar i Skatteverket och Statistiska centralbyrån

Gomez Lattes, Emerson (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to study why Swedish authorities do organizational changes. Two organizations are analyzed; The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) and the National Statistics Office of Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån). A qualitative method, consisting mainly of interviews with key officials, is employed to study two aspects of organizational change: first, the main reasons for changing the organization and, second, how the process that preceded the actual change was carried out. Furthermore, two different theoretical perspectives are used to construct a basis for the analysis. One of the perspectives assumes a social constructivist approach, while the other is rationalistic inspired. The main result of the analysis is that the... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to study why Swedish authorities do organizational changes. Two organizations are analyzed; The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) and the National Statistics Office of Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån). A qualitative method, consisting mainly of interviews with key officials, is employed to study two aspects of organizational change: first, the main reasons for changing the organization and, second, how the process that preceded the actual change was carried out. Furthermore, two different theoretical perspectives are used to construct a basis for the analysis. One of the perspectives assumes a social constructivist approach, while the other is rationalistic inspired. The main result of the analysis is that the main reason for organizational change was the pursuit of efficiency in both organizations. On the question concerning how the process that preceded the actual change was carried out it appeared that both organizations mainly took on a problem based approach. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to study why Swedish authorities do organizational changes. Two organizations are analyzed; The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) and the National Statistics Office of Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån). A qualitative method, consisting mainly of interviews with key officials, is employed to study two aspects of organizational change: first, the main reasons for changing the organization and, second, how the process that preceded the actual change was carried out. Furthermore, two different theoretical perspectives are used to construct a basis for the analysis. One of the perspectives assumes a social constructivist approach, while the other is rationalistic inspired. The main result of the analysis is that the main reason for organizational change was the pursuit of efficiency in both organizations. On the question concerning how the process that preceded the actual change was carried out it appeared that both organizations mainly took on a problem based approach.},
  author       = {Gomez Lattes, Emerson},
  keyword      = {organisationsförändring,rationalistisk ansats socialkonstruktivistisk ansats myndigheter,offentlig förvaltning,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Myndigheter i förändring - En analys av organisationsförändringar i Skatteverket och Statistiska centralbyrån},
  year         = {2006},
}