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Change a Way Forward: An interpretative and qualitative study examining an organizational change initiative

Ytterberg, Lena LU and Hallner, Susanna LU (2013) BUSN49 20131
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Title: Change – A way forward: An interpretative and qualitative study examining an organizational change initiative.

Seminar date: May 28th 2013

Course: BUSN49 - Degree Project in Managing People, Knowledge and Change - Master Level

Authors: Lena Ytterberg, Susanna Hallner

Advisors: Stefan Sveningsson
Department of Business Administration
Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden.

Key words: IKEA Industry, Organizational Change Management, Cultural change, Sense Making, Symbolic Leadership, Organizational Identification, Zero Defect Culture, Quality

Thesis purpose: The main purpose with this thesis is, with an interpretative perspective, examine a change initiative.

Methodology: The research... (More)
Title: Change – A way forward: An interpretative and qualitative study examining an organizational change initiative.

Seminar date: May 28th 2013

Course: BUSN49 - Degree Project in Managing People, Knowledge and Change - Master Level

Authors: Lena Ytterberg, Susanna Hallner

Advisors: Stefan Sveningsson
Department of Business Administration
Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden.

Key words: IKEA Industry, Organizational Change Management, Cultural change, Sense Making, Symbolic Leadership, Organizational Identification, Zero Defect Culture, Quality

Thesis purpose: The main purpose with this thesis is, with an interpretative perspective, examine a change initiative.

Methodology: The research is conducted from a qualitative and interpretative perspective taking a reflexive standpoint.

Theoretical Perspective: The thesis is examined based on existing literature regarding organizational change management, sense making, symbolic leadership and organizational identification. Through our findings we aim to extend existing theories.

Empirical Foundation: The research is based on a case study of a company within the furniture production industry. The main findings were collected and provided by interviews with managers from the organization.

Conclusions: Employees interpret change initiatives in multiple ways. Therefore managers have an important role to create meaning behind reasons of why change needs to be done. The importance for employees to identify with the organization is one vital factor for a change to proceed. (Less)
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Ytterberg, Lena LU and Hallner, Susanna LU
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organization
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BUSN49 20131
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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IKEA Industry, Organizational Change Management, Cultural change, Sense Making, Symbolic Leadership, Organizational Identification, Zero Defect Culture, Quality
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English
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3799440
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2013-06-17 12:44:10
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  abstract     = {Title: Change – A way forward: An interpretative and qualitative study examining an organizational change initiative.
 		
Seminar date: May 28th 2013

Course: BUSN49 - Degree Project in Managing People, Knowledge and Change - Master Level

Authors: Lena Ytterberg, Susanna Hallner

Advisors: Stefan Sveningsson 
Department of Business Administration 
Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden. 

Key words: IKEA Industry, Organizational Change Management, Cultural change, Sense Making, Symbolic Leadership, Organizational Identification, Zero Defect Culture, Quality 

Thesis purpose:	The main purpose with this thesis is, with an interpretative perspective, examine a change initiative.

Methodology: The research is conducted from a qualitative and interpretative perspective taking a reflexive standpoint.

Theoretical Perspective: The thesis is examined based on existing literature regarding organizational change management, sense making, symbolic leadership and organizational identification. Through our findings we aim to extend existing theories. 

Empirical Foundation: The research is based on a case study of a company within the furniture production industry. The main findings were collected and provided by interviews with managers from the organization. 

Conclusions: Employees interpret change initiatives in multiple ways. Therefore managers have an important role to create meaning behind reasons of why change needs to be done. The importance for employees to identify with the organization is one vital factor for a change to proceed.},
  author       = {Ytterberg, Lena and Hallner, Susanna},
  keyword      = {IKEA Industry,Organizational Change Management,Cultural change,Sense Making,Symbolic Leadership,Organizational Identification,Zero Defect Culture,Quality},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Change a Way Forward: An interpretative and qualitative study examining an organizational change initiative},
  year         = {2013},
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