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Jakten på ett hållbart arbete – fackliga utmaningar och möjligheter i mötet med lean
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7827-2071
2017 (Swedish)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Managementkonceptet lean innehar idag en ledande position inom svensk industri alltsedan konceptet fick sin genomslagskraft på mitten av 1990-talet. Trots att konceptet som sådant väcker frågeställningar om dess inverkan på medlemmarnas arbetsmiljö är det omöjligt för fackföreningsrörelsen att stå emot denna trend; istället har de att finna vägar för att hantera lean. Utifrån ett arbetsvetenskapligt perspektiv har jag följt och kritiskt granskat relationen mellan fackföreningsrörelsen och lean.

 

Syftet med denna avhandling är att identifiera och diskutera fackliga utmaningar och möjligheter kopplade till det ökande användandet av lean, här illustrerat av fackförbundet IF Metall. För att styra implementeringen av lean till att bli ett koncept som stödjer, inte motarbetar, fackliga ideologier och medlemmarnas krav på en säker, utvecklande arbetsmiljö och en trygg anställning lanserade IF Metall 2009 strategin ’det hållbara arbetet’. Vilande på tankarna från den sociotekniska skolan och erfarenheterna gjorda i tidigare strategier, ’det goda arbetet’ (Svenska Metallarbetareförbundet, 1985) och ’det utvecklande arbetet’ (Industrifacket, 1995), bygger denna strategi på tankarna om en utvecklad arbetsorganisation. 

 

Avhandlingen bygger på kvalitativa semistrukturerade intervjuer med fackliga representanter på olika nivåer och positioner, dokumentstudier, fältanteckningar från informella samtal vid deltagande fackliga aktiviteter samt analyser av tidigare forskning i ämnesområdet.

 

Avhandlingen identifierar och diskuterar de fackliga utmaningarna och möjligheterna kopplade till införandet av lean, detta  i termer av kampen om rollen som arbetarnas röst, förändrade industriella relationer, kampen mellan kollektivism och individualism samt en stark jämställdhetsdiskurs i samhället. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2017. , p. 64
Series
Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1757
Keyword [sv]
Fackförening, lean, utmaningar, möjligheter, arbetsorganisation
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62131ISBN: 978-91-7583-818-2 (print)ISBN: 978-91-7583-819-9 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-62131DiVA, id: diva2:1076468
Presentation
2017-03-17, A3521, Luleå tekniska universitet, Luleå, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2017-02-23 Created: 2017-02-22 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. A challenge for the future: efficient, attractive and sustainable factories
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A challenge for the future: efficient, attractive and sustainable factories
2010 (English)In: Advances in occupational, social and organizational ergonomics, Boca Raton, Fla.: C R C Press LLC , 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Boca Raton, Fla.: C R C Press LLC, 2010
Series
Advances in Human Factors - Ergonomics, ISSN 0921-2647
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment; Industrial Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20003 (URN)0fd28570-e7eb-11df-8b36-000ea68e967b (Local ID)9781439835074 (ISBN)0fd28570-e7eb-11df-8b36-000ea68e967b (Archive number)0fd28570-e7eb-11df-8b36-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2010; 20101104 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-04-11Bibliographically approved
2. Researching lean: Methodological implications of loose definitions
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Researching lean: Methodological implications of loose definitions
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2012 (English)In: Quality Innovation Prosperity, ISSN 1335-1745, E-ISSN 1338-984X, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 35-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recently, Lean Production (Lean) has become a prevailing management concept in Sweden. However, previous research seems to show that the Lean concept and the impact of Lean vary considerably between organizations. This paper illustrates some key methodological issues that need to be considered when researching loosely defined management concepts such as Lean. The paper is based on a review of the literature and five comparative Swedish cases studies. Our study indicates that Lean has changed over time and that operationalization and interpretations of the concept vary considerably. This study concludes that future Lean studies should include a thorough assessment of the Lean interventions, study settings, and in particular non-Lean factors mediating the outcomes of Lean-inspired change programs.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment; Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-12087 (URN)10.12776/qip.v16i2.67 (DOI)b2620fe2-e5d4-4e3d-a355-22c1dc0c0693 (Local ID)b2620fe2-e5d4-4e3d-a355-22c1dc0c0693 (Archive number)b2620fe2-e5d4-4e3d-a355-22c1dc0c0693 (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2013; 20130415 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
3. If you can’t beat them, join them?: The Swedish trade union movement and lean production
Open this publication in new window or tab >>If you can’t beat them, join them?: The Swedish trade union movement and lean production
2013 (English)In: Journal of Industrial Relations, ISSN 0022-1856, E-ISSN 1472-9296, Vol. 55, no 3, p. 445-460Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the rise and changing nature of ‘lean production’ in Sweden and ‘lean’s’ interaction with union strategy and the demands of union members and employers. It begins with a discussion of what has characterised the Swedish work organisation debate over the past 50 years. With this as a base, we discuss significant trends in Swedish industry that provide both pitfalls and possibilities for workers and for Swedish trade union strategy. Our presumption is that such a strategy is not once and for all given, but something that must be brought up to date in relation to the societal context and altered production systems. Finally, we discuss IF Metall’s concept of ‘sustainable work’ that was established at their Congress in 2008. The title of our article, ‘If you can’t beat them, join them?’ is a provocative way to formulate the core of our analysis based on our overall understanding of lean production in Sweden. There are important implications for managers, workers and unions in countries both similar to and different from Sweden.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment; Gender and Technology; Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6588 (URN)10.1177/0022185613483999 (DOI)4d6f20d4-0fa9-43a8-bbfc-a8dbffee1f6f (Local ID)4d6f20d4-0fa9-43a8-bbfc-a8dbffee1f6f (Archive number)4d6f20d4-0fa9-43a8-bbfc-a8dbffee1f6f (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2013; 20130611 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
4. Lean och den svenska fackföreningsrörelsen: ett tudelat förhållande
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lean och den svenska fackföreningsrörelsen: ett tudelat förhållande
2013 (Swedish)In: Lean i arbetslivet, Stockholm: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2013, p. 241-258Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2013
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20054 (URN)188996c1-0f08-4203-88b7-242dff2e059c (Local ID)9789147105601 (ISBN)188996c1-0f08-4203-88b7-242dff2e059c (Archive number)188996c1-0f08-4203-88b7-242dff2e059c (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2013; 20140908 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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