Changing practices for public facilities management
The research presented in this thesis builds on a qualitative research design. The practice-oriented theoretical lenses of institutional work, institutional logics and sociomateriality are used in order to examine changing practices for public facilities management. The thesis is based on one main empirical case study, in one organizational context. Within this context, a strategy project was followed, where actors were developing new practices in relation to sustainable facilities management. When investigating the role of objects for public facilities management, the thesis is also informed by two other organizational contexts encompassing projects related to sustainable facilities management.
Three papers are included in this thesis. Relating to the aim to increase the understanding of the change processes that public facilities management organizations undergo, findings show that several actors are involved in the work to transform public facilities management organizations in order to meet current challenges. They reside at and travel between different organizational levels and develop practices related do different logics. These actors are not only human, they are also non-humans (objects). The actors are not perhaps “obvious” change agents, rather they are “ordinary” employees doing their jobs, albeit in a good manner. As such, this thesis adds to the body of practice-oriented literature on institutional work, institutional logics and sociomateriality. It also contributes to organizational research that investigates sustainable public facilities management.
public facilities management
Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Service Management and Logistics
On the nexus of changing public facilities management practices: purposive and co-creative actions across multiple levels
Construction Management and Economics,; Vol. 36(2018)p. 259-275
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
The role of objects for institutional work in energy efficient renovation
Proceeding of the 33rd Annual ARCOM Conference, 4-6 September 2017, Cambridge, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 461-470.,; (2017)p. 461-470
Paper i proceeding
Svensson, I. Logics and changing practices for public sustainable facilities management
Innovativa besluts- och affärsmodeller för energieffektiv renovering av byggnader
Centrum för management i byggsektorn (CMB), 2013-08-01 -- 2017-12-31.
Formas, 2012-07-01 -- 2015-12-31.
Studier av offentlig förvaltning
Chalmers tekniska högskola
Seminar room "Avenyn", Vera Sandbergs allé 8, 3rd floor
Opponent: Sara Brorström, Gothenburg University, Sweden