Concept-Driven Development and the Organization of the Process of Change

An evaluation of the Swedish Working Life Fund

| The National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm
| The National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm
| The National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm
| The National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm
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The Swedish Working Life Fund — a temporary organization functioning from 1990 to 1995 — distributed 10 billion Swedish crowns for workplace development and initiated 25,000 projects. About half of the total labor market was affected. This evaluation study, which is built on case studies as well as a survey of a representative sample of the project population, describes the emergent characteristics of organization development in Swedish enterprises and services. In order to locate the efforts of the Fund within an explanatory context, the study draws on the idea of concept-driven change, of participation in development processes, of development coalitions, of infrastructure for change and of a society, that is supportive of change.
[Dialogues on Work and Innovation, 3]  1996.  ix, 198 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
ix
Chapter I: The Swedish Working Life Fund
1
Chapter II: Discourses on Work, Change and Society
9
Chapter III: Patterns of Change: Case Studies
31
Chapter IV: The Role of the Working Life Fund
71
Chapter V: The Survey
83
Chapter VI: Work Organization and Productivity
95
Chapter VII: The Health Perspectives
121
Chapter VIII: Development and support: The role of the Working Life Fund
139
Chapter IX: The Post-ALF Period
145
Chapter X: Conclusions and Future Prospects
161
Appendix: The Survey Questionnaire
177
References
191
Index
197
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BIC Subject: KJM – Management & management techniques
BISAC Subject: BUS085000 – BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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