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ABSTRAKTA KONCEPT SOM BOUNDARY OBJECTS: En studie om icke-formella strategiska verktyg i användandefasen
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study aims to identify barriers and see whether these can be overcome by using abstract concepts in the role of boundary objects. It also provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of how an abstract concept can be used as a strategic tool within the strategizing field. 

This study is based on a case. The organization that is the case of the study is Axkid who sells car-seats for children with accessories under the trademark “safety first”. The case study includes semi-structured interviews and semi-structured observations. Respondents and informants shared experiences based on examples and routines about daily strategic work. In addition, behaviors and interactions in formal and non-formal contexts have also been observed. The conclusion made by the study summarizes that barriers can be reduced by using an abstract concept as a strategic tool. This can be done by building a strategic infrastructure in the organization. This means that by using an abstract concept as boundary objects, it is possible to reduce barriers, support activities and interactions to achieve a common understanding. An important insight to be aware of is that a good concept does not automatically generate a functioning strategy, it requires an understanding of the concept’s function and translation of its use as well.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 45
Keywords [en]
Strategy, strategizing, tools, concept, boundary objects, affordance
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-39384OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-39384DiVA, id: diva2:1211818
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Business Administration
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Available from: 2018-06-15 Created: 2018-05-31 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved

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