Analysing an activity in context: A case study of the conditions for vehicle maintenance
Journal article, 2016

The IMP approach is concerned with analysis of complex industrial networks. How to design case studies relying on these theoretical assumptions poses a challenge. In this paper we address this challenge by discussing a case study, focusing on the conditions for maintenance of heavy vehicles. The aim of the paper is to suggest an approach for analysis of embedded activities in industrial networks. The case study takes its starting point in the perspective of an actor considering how to develop vehicle maintenance services for its customers and points at the need to enable understanding of the conditions for vehicle maintenance, which necessitates identification and analysis of the variety across transport service settings. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Industrial networks

Activity analysis

Case studies

Embeddedness

Vehicle maintenance

Author

Klas Hedvall

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Anna Dubois

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Frida Lind

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Industrial Marketing Management

0019-8501 (ISSN)

Vol. 58 69-82

Efficient Maintenance for Sustaninable Transport Solutions (EMATS)

Volvo Group, 2016-01-01 -- 2016-12-31.

VINNOVA, 2015-04-01 -- 2018-03-31.

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Advance

Transport

DOI

10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.05.016

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