• Bypassing the dinosaurs? - How middle managers become the missing link in lean implementation 

      Holmemo, Marte Daae-Qvale; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Failure or unsatisfactory results from organisational transformations aiming at excellence are often attributed to lack of management support and commitment. Why these issues become problematic has only been superficially ...
    • CoPs facing rationalization: The politics of community reproduction 

      Kilskar, Stine Skaufel; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A; Valle, Nina (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Purpose This paper aims to explore the relationship between the contemporary forms of manufacturing rationalization and the reproduction of communities of practice (CoPs) centred on tasks and craft. Building on critical ...
    • Emergent HPWS: why HRM may not be needed to build a high-performance work system 

      Ingvaldsen, Jonas A; Johansen, Tobias Strand; Aarlott, Mats Mathisen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Purpose High-performance work systems (HPWS) promise workplaces that are both highly productive and offer employees high levels of job satisfaction. The existing literature tends to see HPWS as outcomes of planned change ...
    • Integrating Quality and Lean into a Holistic Production System 

      Ringen, Geir; Aschehoug, Silje Helene; Holtskog, Halvor; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Companies have for years tried to figure out how to consistently organize their business units for improving quality and efficiency and at the same time reduce costs and lead times. Toyota's production system (TPS) and its ...
    • Lean organisering i norsk arbeidsliv: slutten på medvirkning? 

      Ingvaldsen, Jonas A; Rolfsen, Monica; Finsrud, Henrik D. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Den norske samarbeidsmodellen blir bejublet og utforsket for tiden, vanligvis definert som samspillet mellom velferdsstat, makroøkonomiske styringsmodeller og trepartssamarbeidet. Vi ser i denne artikkelen mer spesifikt ...
    • Lean thinking: outside-in, bottom-up? The paradox of contemporary soft lean and consultant-driven lean implementation 

      Holmemo, Marte Daae-Qvale; Rolfsen, Monica; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Lean has evolved from an operational tool to a complete management concept that incorporates softer aspects such as participation, learning and leadership. This evolution challenges the traditional way in which large ...
    • Local adaption and central confusion: decentralized strategies for public service Lean implementation 

      Holmemo, Marte Daae-Qvale; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      There are a number of arguments for implementing public service Lean in a decentralized fashion, characterized by employee participation and local adaptions of the concept. This paper reports on a longitudinal case study ...
    • Making it stick on borrowed time: the role of internal consultants in public sector lean transformations 

      Holmemo, Marte Daae-Qvale; Powell, Daryl; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the roles of internal lean consultants in western organizations during lean transformation processes and how these roles affect the outcomes of the changes. Design/meth ...
    • Organizational Learning: Bringing the Forces of Production Back In 

      Ingvaldsen, Jonas A (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Under the influence of the ‘communities of practice’ perspective, research on organizational learning has lost sight of the role of science and technology. As a result, theory development in this field too often takes ...
    • Sketching the Landscape for Lean Digital Transformation 

      Ashrafian, Alireza; Powell, Daryl; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A; Dreyer, Heidi Carin; Holtskog, Halvor; Schütz, Peter; Holmen, Elsebeth; Pedersen, Ann-Charlott; Lodgaard, Eirin Anita (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Lean management remains the most popular approach to operational excellence within industry. The next wave of industrial improvement is widely considered to be driven by the application of digital technologies. Organizations ...
    • Unlocking work standards through systematic work observation: implications for team supervision 

      Ingvaldsen, Jonas A; Holtskog, Halvor; Ringen, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Purpose - Companies with routine operations often pursue team-based continuous improvement in the context of standardized work. Continuous improvement requires that work standards are periodically "unlocked", i.e. made ...