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Trafikverket i nätverket - Om arbetet i projektbaserade och kontinuerliga nätverk inom en organisation

Hallén, Agnes LU (2018) SGEL36 20181
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
To cooperate in groups and networks to achieve a certain goal is a recognized way of working in organisations. In a world that demands more effective solutions for complex problems, it is valuable to study the effects that networks can cause on organisational management and structure.

The aim of this thesis is to examine an organisation’s participation in different networks,to answer the research question: How does the construction and management of networks differ between network types? This is done through a case study of Trafikverket’s participation in the project based network MMiB and the continual network Nollvisionen. By the use of theories in network management, embeddedness and social interdependence, tendencies and differences... (More)
To cooperate in groups and networks to achieve a certain goal is a recognized way of working in organisations. In a world that demands more effective solutions for complex problems, it is valuable to study the effects that networks can cause on organisational management and structure.

The aim of this thesis is to examine an organisation’s participation in different networks,to answer the research question: How does the construction and management of networks differ between network types? This is done through a case study of Trafikverket’s participation in the project based network MMiB and the continual network Nollvisionen. By the use of theories in network management, embeddedness and social interdependence, tendencies and differences in power and authority, goal structure and management activities between the two networks can be distinguished and analysed.

The study finds that project based networks is characterized by a greater need to formalise relationships between actors because of the temporality of the network. In the continual network, the macro culture work as a control mechanism in itself, instead of hierarchal structure. The networks are dependent on actions done by the own organisation and other actors. However, the goal of the project based network is related to a specific time frame, which generates a higher dependence on other actors to adapt to it. The individual’s impact is greater in the project based network than in the continual network because of the relationship between project based networks and local conditions and needs. (Less)
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author
Hallén, Agnes LU
supervisor
organization
course
SGEL36 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Trafikverket, inter-organizational relations, network, project based network, continual network
language
Swedish
id
8942071
date added to LUP
2018-06-04 11:20:55
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2018-06-04 11:20:55
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  abstract     = {To cooperate in groups and networks to achieve a certain goal is a recognized way of working in organisations. In a world that demands more effective solutions for complex problems, it is valuable to study the effects that networks can cause on organisational management and structure.

The aim of this thesis is to examine an organisation’s participation in different networks,to answer the research question: How does the construction and management of networks differ between network types? This is done through a case study of Trafikverket’s participation in the project based network MMiB and the continual network Nollvisionen. By the use of theories in network management, embeddedness and social interdependence, tendencies and differences in power and authority, goal structure and management activities between the two networks can be distinguished and analysed.

The study finds that project based networks is characterized by a greater need to formalise relationships between actors because of the temporality of the network. In the continual network, the macro culture work as a control mechanism in itself, instead of hierarchal structure. The networks are dependent on actions done by the own organisation and other actors. However, the goal of the project based network is related to a specific time frame, which generates a higher dependence on other actors to adapt to it. The individual’s impact is greater in the project based network than in the continual network because of the relationship between project based networks and local conditions and needs.},
  author       = {Hallén, Agnes},
  keyword      = {Trafikverket,inter-organizational relations,network,project based network,continual network},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Trafikverket i nätverket - Om arbetet i projektbaserade och kontinuerliga nätverk inom en organisation},
  year         = {2018},
}