Forskning inom ämnet Industriell ekonomi
The research within the department of Industrial Engineering and Management at University of Gävle is focused on business process development and innovation management in industrial firms. The aim is to develop comprehensive knowledge on both operative and innovation processes within the areas of logistics, organisation, quality and technology. This includes analysis of change processes, useful methodology and effects.
Our ambition is that the knowledge will contribute to competitive advantaged and innovation capability in combination sustainable working conditions in industry. A basic assumption is that successful management and renewal of industrial processes is based on exploiting the intimate relationship between human competence, technology and organisation of work. The research concerns both intra-firms conditions as well as inter-organisational collaboration between different firms.
The research in all areas focuses contemporary problems and challenges relevant to industrial firms and actors. The relevancy is secured by an intimate dialogue and project collaboration with industrial firms, unions and industry representatives. The research methodologies used covers qualitative case studies as well as action research and quantitative surveys. International comparisons of industrial changes processes are frequently used.
The recent scientific publications comprise articles in refereed international journals, conference papers, thesis and books. Since the research group was founded in 2000, four PhD thesis and nine licentiate thesis have been produced.
Publication list (DIVA)
Lars Bengtsson, professor, research leader.
Göte Olsson, professor
Ming Zhao, PhD, senior lecturer
Kaisu Sammalisto, PhD, senior lecturer
Camilla Niss, PhD, senior lecturer
Robin von Haartman, PhD, senior lecturer
Stefan Eriksson, MSc Eng .
Inga-Lill Carlsson, MSc BA
Jahn Öberg, MSc BA
Lars Löfqvist, MSc Eng
Muhammad Abid, MSc Eng
Bengt Halling, MSc
Jonas Renström, MSc
Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. (PhD school)
University of Linköping (KITE)
Luleå Technical University
Stockholm School of Economics
Vinnova, Lundbergs, Riksbanken,