RaCE Master's thesis: Benefits and barriers of adopting organizational agility in Norway and Italy, and how the pandemic has affected adoption of this new trend.
RaCE student blogs
On this page, you will find blog posts written by students who have written their master's theses within the DIG RaCE project and it's predecessor FOCUS.
The blog posts sum up the main findings and implications of the students’ research. Students may choose to write their master theses in Norwegian or English. Therefore, some of the blog posts are in Norwegian while others are in English.
RaCE master Thesis: Is a transformational leadership approach is able to impact employees’ innovative behaviors? Carlo Pedretti
RaCE masteroppgave: En eksplorerende casestudie av hvilken betydning endring fra fysisk til virtuelt samarbeid har for psykologisk trygghet.
A qualitative study that examines human resource management (HRM) in the platform-driven gig economy and aims to answer how different actors in the algorithm-driven platform economy influence HRM perceptions of gig workers.
Vera Patrizia Schmidt and Oscar Langaas Løvik both wrote their master’s theses within the FOCUS RaCE research project. In these videos they talk to Professor Inger G Stensaker about their experiences.
This thesis explores the organizational agility phenomenon and its relation to innovation within the context of a technology-driven media firm and asks: How can incumbent firms embrace organizational agility to drive innovation?
A master’s theses from NHH and FOCUS RaCe presents five factors that can help ensure success with robotization of a workplace.
En casestudie om hvilke begrensinger et smidig rammeverk kan legge for agile team i veletablerte selskaper
En eksplorativ casestudie av hvordan ledelse av agile team foregår, og hvilke utfordringer som oppleves i forbindelse med ledelse av agile team.
As the world is becoming increasingly more complex and interdependent, companies are realizing how difficult it is to innovate by themselves.
Which factors influence employee e-learning participation in a multinational corporation?
A qualitative case study that investigates how established firms can develop an innovation culture through three embedded case studies within one organisation.
Hvordan foregår samhandlingen i agile team, og hvilke særlige utfordringer kan agil samhandling medføre?
En kvalitativ undersøkelse for sammenligning av to ulike resultatområder i en bedrift som er ledende innen olje- og gassektoren i Norge.
An explorative case study of the implementation of and the user experience with a pulse survey tool.
En eksplorativ casestudie om hvilke utfordringer team opplever på veien mot å bli agile.
How can companies secure employee engagement in the robotization of their work tasks?
How do virtual team interactions work in general and what particular challenges occur in relation to virtual team interactions?
While the challenges in matrix organizations are well known, our study aims to explore challenges in a distinct multidimensional context with an emphasis on geography, functions and project-phases.
Aa case study analysis using the R&D unit of a Norwegian MNC as a research site.
How have nationwide government agencies adapted their organization structure in line with changing expectations and demands from external environments?
How do employees react to robotisation of tasks, and what are the implications for managing such change processes? A case study of a Norwegian bank.
En studie av finansnæringens lønnsomhetsutvikling og konsekvenser for næringens ansatte som følge av digitalisering.
Global virtual teams have a higher chance of conflict, but making sure the teams have a leader does not seem to be an effective way of handling conflict within this team form. Read the Student blog by Maria Barstad and Asbjørn Rake.
Structural ambidexterity is one possible solution for companies that aim to engage in exploitative and exploratory activities simultaneously, but it induces several challenges, writes FOCUS students Sindija Liepina and Cornelia Lindqvist.
I denne masterutredningen har vi sett på hvordan et IT-konsulentfirma bruker IKT for å samarbeide i tradisjonelle- og virtuelle team, samt på tvers av bedriften. Prosessen vi har avdekket har vi valgt å kalle ”digital samarbeid”.
There is an increasingly number of organizations who work towards a mission to make a difference for the society through their activities and their own business. Read new FOCUS student blog by Guro Nordvik Øyri and Martha-Marie Olimb.
HRM convergence and knowledge sharing? Read FOCUS student blog written by Silvia Gatto and Ariola Cela.
Digitalisation of the modern economy is changing how we work and communicate in a globalised world. Read new FOCUS student blog written by Aleksandra Kjemhus and Anders Fløystad.
How can established firms manage their innovation initiatives? Read FOCUS student blog written by Justin Arthur Harlan.
Read new FOCUS student blog written by Andreas Ulfsten and Steinar Hjelset.
Read new student blog written by Jorunn Stølen and Berit Volden.
In recent years, digital platforms have made their entrance in large parts of the business world all around the globe. However, there are little research on which consequences the digital platforms have for businesses choosing to participate on them.
The purpose of this study was to investigate how a virtual team interact, and how they make the virtual collaboration work.
En longitudinell studie av 113 studentteam.
Teamwork has in recent years become a major part of most individuals' workday. Even though teamwork gives several benefits and often leads to better results, as many as 50% fails to develop effective teams.
Interorganizational collaboration (IoC) between Norwegian public entities in the fight against labor crime
In this master’s thesis we study the interorganizational collaboration (IoC) between Norwegian public entities in the fight against labor crime, or arbeidslivskriminalitet in Norwegian, further referred to as a-krim.
The purpose of this thesis was to create insight in how technology firms pursue organizational ambidexterity to survive revolutionary changes in their environment.
Almost a third of the world’s population use social media. Scholars have examined various implications that social media has at the individual level. However, there is a significant lack of research at the organizational level. Our thesis explores how organizations institutionalize social media by conducting a comparative study on two Norwegian organizations.
Why businesses need to adjust their investment processes when dealing with projects that differ from their core operations.
Since the beginning of the 90s both enterprise risk management and balanced scorecard have emerged as management control systems (MSC). Even though both systems are aiming for goal achievement the two MSCs have emerged as two separate systems.
En intervjustudie av scenariostyringen i fire bedrifter hentet fra fire ulike bransjer.
Hvordan motivasjonsklima, autonomi og tilbakemelding påvirker turnoverintensjon i et Professional Service Firm
The main purpose of our master thesis has been to create a broader understanding of how different work conditions affect employees’ turnover intentions. We have done this by examining the effect of motivational climate, autonomy and feedback on employees’ turnover intentions in a Professional Service Firm (PSF).
An empirical study of mediating and moderating effects on the relationship between challenge stressors and in-role performance.
Master's thesis: In this thesis we conduct a case study on how two Norwegian organizations operationalize their purpose.
Master's thesis: The purpose of our study has been to examine the effect of the work conditions autonomy, support from leader, organizational citizenship, job satisfaction and internal motivation has on Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) in a Professional Service Firm (PSF).
Master's thesis: Our master thesis focuses on two initiatives that NRK has initiated to develop digital competence. We have studied characteristics of the initiatives and the background for them, as well as factors that foster learning in these initiatives.
Masteroppgave : Vår masterutredning har undersøkt hva Verdibasert ledelse er og hvordan det kan praktiseres.
ACTION: The main purpose of this master thesis is to make sense of risk appetite both in literature and in practice, and to explore how risk appetite was institutionalized in Avinor.
ACTION: This thesis conducts a case-study of Statoil who have recently introduced both an increase and a decrease in formalisation to their Management Control System (MCS).
Vi har i vår masterutredning undersøkt hvilke aktiviteter som forekommer i teams oppstartsfase, og sett på om disse har en sammenheng med teamprestasjoner.
I masterutredningen vår har vi undersøkt hvilken betydning relasjoner på arbeidsplassen har for endringsvillighet og lønnsomhet i små norske bedrifter.
Internasjonalisering i eit globalt Professional Service Firm - Center of Excellence som verkemiddel i ein internasjonaliseringsprosess
I masterutreiinga vår var føremålet å studere både føremål og utfordringar med internasjonalisering av eit nasjonalt eigd Professional Service Firm (PSF).
I vår oppgave studerer vi to bedrifter fra spillbransjen som begge har erfaring med både å få statlig etablererstøtte og med innhenting av kapital gjennom en online crowdfunding plattform. Vi ville sammenligne disse to finansieringskildene og studere hvordan entreprenøren presenterte sitt prosjekt for å oppnå finansiering fra de to ulike kildene.
Formålet med vår utredning har vært å undersøke faktorer som kan styrke kreativt klima i et ledende Professional Service Firm (PSF) i Norge.
Motivasjonsklimaets betydning for endringsvillighet, kreativt klima og lønnsomhet i bedriften.
Litteraturen om team er mangelfull når det gjelder forstyrrelser og deres påvirkning.
I conducted an exploratory research of the principal-agent relationship that emerges on the reward-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter between creators of and contributors to various projects. In my thesis, I have focused on hardware technology projects.
ACTION: Formålet med masterutredningen har vært å undersøke hvordan styringssystemet påvirker autonomien til ledere som jobber med innovasjon.