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Vinnare inom programmet Innovation and Industrial Management
Agnes Knutsson och Isac Boukachabia, på programmet Innovation and Industrial Management vann med sin uppstas ”Preparing for Change - An exploratory study on how Swedish organizations can implement strategic agility”.
Today’s market is characterized by rapid change and this forces organizations to develop the ability to quickly adapt to these changes and remain competitive.
Our thesis explores the topic of strategic agility which is defined as the ability of management to continuously and rapidly respond to changes in the business environment by intentionally making strategic moves, renewing the business model and adapting the necessary organizational layout for successful implementation.
Through a literature review together with in-depth interviews at organizations of various sizes the thesis proposes a number of key capabilities, actions and challenges important for an organization when wanting to implement strategic agility.
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Vinnare inom entreprenörskapsprogrammet
Från programmet Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship var det Anna Marija Jefimova och Sophia Tafertshofer som vann, med uppsatsen “Innovation Adoption for Eco Materials in the Construction Industry in Sweden: How Three Players Can Actively Foster the Adoption Process – A Case Study on the Material Hempcrete with the Company House of Hemp”.
The construction industry is currently experiencing environmental problems associated with greenhouse gas emissions, in particular due to the extensive use of unsustainable materials.
In this regard, the industry is in need of alternative solutions, one of which is the introduction of innovative green materials. However, the number of adopted new innovations in the market is low which indicates challenges in the process of adoption by potential users.As a result, the two authors decided to investigate the innovation adoption of eco materials in the Swedish construction industry more closely and examine how the whole process can be fostered.