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Tradition eller Förnyelse? - En fallstudie av det politiska förändringsarbetet i Bromölla kommun

Bogren, Johanna (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In 2003 the deciding political council in Bromölla municipality requested that an overhaul on the committee and public administration structure should be conducted. In the report Bromölla was characterized as a traditional organization with a low degree of change. This case study will examine why the organization previously has been reluctant to change its structure and why they are willing to do so now. In the pursuit of this objective I conducted document studies, interviews and observations. I have used theories on, institutional change and organizational culture to enlighten this.

My findings shows that the traditionalists within the organization has greatly affected this reluctance towards change, in the deciding council 39 % of the... (More)
In 2003 the deciding political council in Bromölla municipality requested that an overhaul on the committee and public administration structure should be conducted. In the report Bromölla was characterized as a traditional organization with a low degree of change. This case study will examine why the organization previously has been reluctant to change its structure and why they are willing to do so now. In the pursuit of this objective I conducted document studies, interviews and observations. I have used theories on, institutional change and organizational culture to enlighten this.

My findings shows that the traditionalists within the organization has greatly affected this reluctance towards change, in the deciding council 39 % of the representatives are 60 years or older. According to my interviews the older representatives are against change. Another reason for the lack of change is that the organization has compared itself to local industries, which has not changed.

The reason for the change their about to make is due to the fact that there is a new political leader that have a more positive outlook on change. Another event that has contributed to this is that the municipality has been disfavored in two significant changes in state regulations. (Less)
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author
Bogren, Johanna
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Tradition, Reluctance towards change Institutional change, Organization culture, Representation, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1331941
date added to LUP
2005-06-20 00:00:00
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2005-06-20 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {In 2003 the deciding political council in Bromölla municipality requested that an overhaul on the committee and public administration structure should be conducted. In the report Bromölla was characterized as a traditional organization with a low degree of change. This case study will examine why the organization previously has been reluctant to change its structure and why they are willing to do so now. In the pursuit of this objective I conducted document studies, interviews and observations. I have used theories on, institutional change and organizational culture to enlighten this.

My findings shows that the traditionalists within the organization has greatly affected this reluctance towards change, in the deciding council 39 % of the representatives are 60 years or older. According to my interviews the older representatives are against change. Another reason for the lack of change is that the organization has compared itself to local industries, which has not changed.

The reason for the change their about to make is due to the fact that there is a new political leader that have a more positive outlook on change. Another event that has contributed to this is that the municipality has been disfavored in two significant changes in state regulations.},
  author       = {Bogren, Johanna},
  keyword      = {Tradition,Reluctance towards change Institutional change,Organization culture,Representation,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tradition eller Förnyelse? - En fallstudie av det politiska förändringsarbetet i Bromölla kommun},
  year         = {2005},
}