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What is Lean?: -A case study of how Akademiska Hospital’s departments work with Lean
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this thesis is to examine how Lean is applied at the Akademiska

hospital in Uppsala, Sweden. Lean is regarded as a solution for many issues

connected to healthcare. We consider it interesting to examine to what extent Lean is

applicable to healthcare in regard with that Lean is initially created for the production

industry. We have conducted interviews with leaders and employees at the head

division and at four different departments to see if there exists a difference in how

they work Lean. From our study we can see that Lean is manifested differently at the

departments based on which typology of technology they belong to and how the

leaders communicate Lean to its employees. We hope that this study has clarified

both difficulties and opportunities with implementing Lean at a hospital. Suggestions

for further studies would be to examine what implications there could be with

combining Lean with other management philosophies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Lean, Lean healthcare, Long-linked technology, Intensive technology, Organizational change, Akademiska sjukhuset.
National Category
Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-202259OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-202259DiVA: diva2:631616
Subject / course
Business Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2013-06-24 Created: 2013-06-22 Last updated: 2013-06-24Bibliographically approved

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