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Complexity Perception - model development and analysis of two technical platform projects in the mobile phones industry

Ola Dawidson (Institutionen för arbetsorganisation) ; Martin Karlsson (Institutionen för arbetsorganisation) ; Lars Trygg (Institutionen för arbetsorganisation)
International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making Vol. 3 (2004), 3, p. 1-20.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

This paper shows that underlying parameters of perceived complexity in the development of a technical platform in the mobile telecommunications industry can be presented in a model consisting of four parameters, divided on three levels in the projects. The parameters are the number of interrelated parts, type of dependency among these parts, uncertainty in goals, and uncertainty in methods. These complexity parameters can further be found on the different levels: external organization, internal organization, and product. The study also shows that these underlying parameters come into play differently in different settings; e.g. how these parameters are perceived is highly dependent on the specific situation. The settings analyzed in this paper concern the two technical platform projects of mobile phones at Ericsson Communication Systems (ECS), Sweden.

Nyckelord: Complexity perception, complexity management, project complexity

Denna post skapades 2006-08-29.
CPL Pubid: 2452


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för arbetsorganisation (1992-2004)


Industriell teknik och ekonomi

Chalmers infrastruktur

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