What is the manager expected to do?

Managerial activities can shift as the businesses and their environment change. The organization at Volvo Trucks has gone through many transformations in past, which has impacted the function of the managers in the corporation. The managers responsibilities have increased as more tasks have been outsourced on them, in addition they are stripped of a few of their support functions and assistants…

Contents

Introduction
Background
Problem formulation and Purpose
Method
Research approach
Data Collection
Selections
Procedure
Empirical Study Results
Management and leadership
“The Volvo Trucks Way” and “Leadership the Volvo Trucks Way”
A good and a bad day at work according to the managers at Volvo Trucks
Changes in the role the past five years
How the managers spend their time
How the managers would like to spend their time
The administration systems
Why changes in the manager role?
Theory
Decoupling
Stewarts model of constraints, demands, and managerial choices
Argyris theories of action and double-loop learning
Analysis
Decoupling applied to Volvo Trucks
Applying Stewarts model of constraints, demands, and choices to Volvo Trucks
Theories of action and double loop learning applied to Volvo Trucks…

Source: Stockholm School of Economics

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