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When blues meets blue eyes. Danish Management, Technology and Work between Democracy and Globalisation

Christian Koch (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management)
Northern Lights. Work Management and Welfare. (2013)

This contribution argues that Scandinavian enterprises, societies and unions (“blue eyes”) have been inspired by, and responded to, new management theories, organisation and technological change developed in the USA (“the blues”), not just over the past twenty years, but continuously since the Second World War. As an overall observation, this mixing and balancing between blues and blue eyes has been successful in the sense that democratic values have prevailed and economic growth has been realised. Current developments are driven by globalised management concepts whose origins, and address, is less clear.

Nyckelord: work, construction, manufacturing, ERP, lean

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CPL Pubid: 192712


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management (2008-2017)


Building Futures
Informations- och kommunikationsteknik
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