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Simplifying the world: The use of Logical Models and Result Matrixes in the field of Development Cooperation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
2013 (English)In: 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference: NFF 2013 On Practice and Knowledge EruptionsFinal : Final Program and Abstracts, 2013, 78-79 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper three, result initiatives will be analysed by using a framework exemplifying different stages of political- and management reform. Since the 1960’s, a focus on ‘results’ has been incorporated in the planning and follow-up of the Swedish Development Cooperation. Historically, results initiatives have arisen with the decision to apply certain tools, such as logical models. However, specific models have typically been declined with new models, with a different name and slightly different setting, being introduced. Logical models provide an often quantified, simplified overview, of the expected linear change process in a development project/programme. Today, as part of the politically driven ‘Results Agenda’ in Development Cooperation, the request for logical models and quantifiable indicators, is stronger than ever. This paper contains empirical data from a qualitative analysis from results initiatives undertaken at Swedish Development Cooperation Agency, Sida in 1971, 1998 and 2012. The paper concludes that some of the environmental factors that contributed to the fall of the previous initiatives have been counteracted, which may imply that the current initiative face a different destiny than previous ones.

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2013. 78-79 p.
Keyword [en]
Organizational change, Logical models, Performance Management, Development Cooperation
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-93992OAI: diva2:650664
22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference held at University of Iceland Reykjavík, 21-23 August, 2013
Available from: 2013-09-23 Created: 2013-09-23 Last updated: 2013-09-24Bibliographically approved

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