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Kista bibliotek: En kvalitativ fallstudie, från idé till öppnad verksamhet
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study explains the process of how Kista bibliotek, a library in Stockholm, evolves from being an idea to a running activity. The library is created in a time of change, both political and economical and is supposed to meet many different goals set from many different actors. The library is placed in one of Stockholm’s biggest shopping centres, Kista galleria and close to Kista science city which is an important midpoint for international businesses and science. Kista is also an area of segregation and socioeconomic problems and the library want to connect the different ‘worlds’ and together; the local people, businesses and the community create an environment which to be proud of.

With new institutionalism as theoretical frameworks and with the use of qualitative interviews and unobtrusive observations, this paper shows how the original idea transforms throughout different levels of the organization. How the library evolves to be both traditional and progressive, how it meets the needs of the locals and work with the commercial environment to fulfil their mission to be a public place in the middle a commercial shopping centre. This study portrays a picture of a library which is moves between different organizational fields, between the private and public sector to achieve the goal of being a modern library in a modern world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 54
Keywords [en]
Organizational theory, new institutionalism, Scandinavian institutionalism, isomorphism, organizational fields, de-coupling, qualitative case study, library and information science
National Category
Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-147676OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-147676DiVA, id: diva2:1205427
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Kista bibliotek
Educational program
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Available from: 2018-05-14 Created: 2018-05-14

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