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Effektivisering av Forskning och Utveckling - en studie av Haldex Hydraulics AB

Johnsson, Andreas (2004) MIO920
Production Management
Abstract
This thesis considers a number of problems concerning research and development in medium
sized companies. In the thesis a company is studied in three dimensions. The first is the role
of research and development in the studied company and which focus the organization should
have. The second dimension is a measurement system for research and development. The
third is how the department of research and development should be organized in the studied
company.
The thesis have been made by request of Haldex Hydraulics AB in Skånes Fagerhult and it is
this part of the Haldex group that makes up the studied company. The company is a medium
sized manufacturing company in a traditional mature line of business. The study is mostly
concerned... (More)
This thesis considers a number of problems concerning research and development in medium
sized companies. In the thesis a company is studied in three dimensions. The first is the role
of research and development in the studied company and which focus the organization should
have. The second dimension is a measurement system for research and development. The
third is how the department of research and development should be organized in the studied
company.
The thesis have been made by request of Haldex Hydraulics AB in Skånes Fagerhult and it is
this part of the Haldex group that makes up the studied company. The company is a medium
sized manufacturing company in a traditional mature line of business. The study is mostly
concerned with department of research and development but the results also affects other parts
of the organization.
The analytical tools used in the study have been gathered from literature within the subject.
The collected data comes foremost from interviews, both internal and external, and a large
survey done at the company. Scientific articles have also been used but mostly to support or
reject theories or analytical material.
The most important results from the study can be summed up within the three dimensions.
The focus of the organisation should be to develop products which correspond to the overall
strategy of the company. These strategic goals are stated by the management of the
organisation on a strategic level. It is then up to other departments, foremost the development
and marketing departments, to create a development portfolio which corresponds to these
goals.
The measurement system at the company should emphasize value creation. Net present value
should be introduced as the measurement with the highest priority and it should be used in
decisions and evaluations. The remaining measurements in the organization should either
measure value creation or give information from processes within the company.
The company should continue the integration of the research and development department
with the other parts of the company. It should be done by continuing to build on the already
existing cross functional teams within the organisation. To achieve this, the company must
show that teamwork is the preferred form of work and support it with reward systems and
development programs. (Less)
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author
Johnsson, Andreas
supervisor
organization
course
MIO920
year
type
M1 - University Diploma
subject
keywords
Research and development, measurement system, development portfolio, cross functional tea
other publication id
04/5192
language
Swedish
id
2007080
date added to LUP
2011-06-30 11:36:53
date last changed
2011-06-30 11:36:53
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sized companies. In the thesis a company is studied in three dimensions. The first is the role
of research and development in the studied company and which focus the organization should
have. The second dimension is a measurement system for research and development. The
third is how the department of research and development should be organized in the studied
company.
The thesis have been made by request of Haldex Hydraulics AB in Skånes Fagerhult and it is
this part of the Haldex group that makes up the studied company. The company is a medium
sized manufacturing company in a traditional mature line of business. The study is mostly
concerned with department of research and development but the results also affects other parts
of the organization.
The analytical tools used in the study have been gathered from literature within the subject.
The collected data comes foremost from interviews, both internal and external, and a large
survey done at the company. Scientific articles have also been used but mostly to support or
reject theories or analytical material.
The most important results from the study can be summed up within the three dimensions.
The focus of the organisation should be to develop products which correspond to the overall
strategy of the company. These strategic goals are stated by the management of the
organisation on a strategic level. It is then up to other departments, foremost the development
and marketing departments, to create a development portfolio which corresponds to these
goals.
The measurement system at the company should emphasize value creation. Net present value
should be introduced as the measurement with the highest priority and it should be used in
decisions and evaluations. The remaining measurements in the organization should either
measure value creation or give information from processes within the company.
The company should continue the integration of the research and development department
with the other parts of the company. It should be done by continuing to build on the already
existing cross functional teams within the organisation. To achieve this, the company must
show that teamwork is the preferred form of work and support it with reward systems and
development programs.},
  author       = {Johnsson, Andreas},
  keyword      = {Research and development,measurement system,development portfolio,cross functional tea},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Effektivisering av Forskning och Utveckling - en studie av Haldex Hydraulics AB},
  year         = {2004},
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