Research Seminars

Translating "Lean" into Practice: Performance Indicators, Problematisation, and Repair

Speaker: Sylvia JORDAN
Innsbruck University School of Management

27 March 2009 - From 14:00 to 16:00

We examine, by way of a longitudinal case study, how a set of performance indicators that express a commitment to Lean Production is put to work in a manufacturing company. Our case illuminates how indicators are enacted and translated so as to motivate concrete improvement activities. Processes of translation can thereby include episodes of problematisation, in which the validity of an indicator is put into question. The paper highlights different forms that such problematisation can assume and shows that when indicators become a problem, organisational actors engage in repair activities. However, we also observe that repair is not always considered the first-best solution. We suggest that this is so because repair is not necessarily in line with a pragmatic attitude of “getting things done” that mobilises indicators within a ‘logic of action’ rather than within a ‘logic of representation’. The paper discusses the importance of this difference in logics for our understanding of performance measurement more generally.

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title : TBA

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Northwestern

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UCLA

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Speaker: Marko Tervio
Aalto

13 December 2018



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