Competence development and supply in practice

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Coordinator Göteborgs Universitet - Företagsekonomiska institutionen
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration January 2008 - December 2011
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

Competence development and supply in practiceThere is a tension between seeing learning and competence as situated in practice and emphasizing standards for competence development and supply in organizations. The project aims to study the dynamics between standards and competence work, as well as to investigate what consequences today´s competence methods have for competence supply.

Results and expected effects

The project develops an understanding for competence work in practice, which can contribute to increased effectiveness in Meritea´s network of some 50 organizations in west Sweden, but also influence other organizations in Sweden through work with the standard ´Competence management systems´ (SS 624070).

Approach and implementation

A pre-study is carried out the second half of 2008 with document studies, interviews, and a workshop. The main study is carried out during 2009. A case-study is done in a company certified according to the standard. Existing documentation of the implementation work is analyzed. Another organization, certified or holding a diploma according to the standard, is also studied. A third organization expressing an ambition to employ the competence management systems is also studied in order to follow the implementation process over time. Workshops are performed with each organization; critically reflecting on standards and competence work. The case-studies overlap during autumn 2008 and spring 2009, followed by a wider seminar during autumn 2009.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

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