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Lagrosen, Y., Grundén, K. & Tosteby, J. (2012). Exploring the OCN method as a means of organizational learning. In: Exploring the OCN method as a means of organizational learning: . Paper presented at 15th Uddevalla Symposium, 5-7/9 2012, Poznan, Polen.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the OCN method as a means of organizational learning
2012 (English)In: Exploring the OCN method as a means of organizational learning, 2012Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose -. The aim of the paper is to examine whether the use of the OCN-method also leads to organizational learning. The studied organisations are one municipality (Lerum) in west Sweden and one nonprofit professional Swedish organization, the Swedish Association of Body workers.

 

Methodology/approach - The empirical data are derived from two focus group interviews of selected employees having different functions in the studied organisations and one in-depth interviews. The interviews are analyzed in accordance with grounded theory.  We also examine which strengths and possibilities for improvements the OCN-method has regarding organisational learning.

 

Findings -  The interview questions are semi-structured and examine the degree and type of learning that is created by using the OCN-method. Using open-ended questions is assumed to be well suited for research in new areas.  The findings from the interviews are related to the five disciplines of the learning organisation.

 

Research limitation/implication- The empirical data is limited to two different kinds of organisations. It would be of general interest to examine whether the usage of the OCN-method also contributes to learning in organisations.   

 

Orginality/value - The connection between the OCN -method (Open College Network) and the learning organisation is not very well examined.

 

Keywords
learning organisation, Open College Network (OCN), quality assurance, validation, organizational learning, systems thinking
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-4612 (URN)
Conference
15th Uddevalla Symposium, 5-7/9 2012, Poznan, Polen
Available from: 2012-09-06 Created: 2012-09-06 Last updated: 2015-06-24Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsson, S., Tosteby, J. & Isaksson, R. (2011). Integrated Management Systems: testing a model for integration. In: Jacques Martin & Claudio Baccarani. (Ed.), 14th Toulon-Verona Conference: Organizational Excellence in Service. Conference Proceedings. Paper presented at 14th Toulon-Verona Conference - Organizational Excellence in Service, 1st - 3rd September 2011 (pp. 22-35). Alicante: University of Alicante
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrated Management Systems: testing a model for integration
2011 (English)In: 14th Toulon-Verona Conference: Organizational Excellence in Service. Conference Proceedings / [ed] Jacques Martin & Claudio Baccarani., Alicante: University of Alicante , 2011, p. 22-35Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Management systems are widely used for creating order, minimising risks and for assuring performance. Management systems are in many occasions integrated since this has been found to be beneficial. In this paper a model for a fully integrated management system (IMS) based on the three axes of level, extent and scope of integration is tested for relevance. The studied system permits the integration of all relevant process dimensions. The research is only in a pilot stage, but the initial results are promising and indicate that there are advantages in using the process view as a base for identifying critical aspects to be managed. A review of the current situation for system integration is studied and the model is subjected to some tests using Sweden as a case. The background study shows that system integration still is limited, especially when comparing with a fully integrated IMS. The feedback from the organisations interviewed is positive and supports continued work with development of the model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Alicante: University of Alicante, 2011
Keywords
Integrated management systems, quality
National Category
Reliability and Maintenance
Research subject
ENGINEERING, Quality management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-4059 (URN)9788890432712 (ISBN)
Conference
14th Toulon-Verona Conference - Organizational Excellence in Service, 1st - 3rd September 2011
Available from: 2012-01-17 Created: 2012-01-13 Last updated: 2015-03-18Bibliographically approved
Hansson, J. & Klefsjö, B. (2008). Sustaining quality management implementation in small organisations: Experiences from quality award recipients. International Journal of Management Practice, 3(1), 31-50
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustaining quality management implementation in small organisations: Experiences from quality award recipients
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Management Practice, ISSN 1477-9064, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 31-50Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience Publishers, 2008
Keywords
Implementation, Quality, Small organisations, Total quality management, TQM
National Category
Business Administration Reliability and Maintenance
Research subject
ENGINEERING, Quality management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-1553 (URN)10.1504/IJMP.2008.016046 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-05-15 Created: 2009-05-15 Last updated: 2015-03-18Bibliographically approved
Isaksson, R., Hansson, J. & Garvare, R. (2007). National process of quality management education - the swedish example. Asian Journal on Quality, 8(2), 88-99
Open this publication in new window or tab >>National process of quality management education - the swedish example
2007 (English)In: Asian Journal on Quality, ISSN 1598-2688, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 88-99Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
Quality management, education, process management
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Engineering, Quality management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-129 (URN)
Available from: 2009-04-15 Created: 2009-04-15 Last updated: 2015-03-18Bibliographically approved
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