Steering committee meetings

During this research there have been a total of seven steering committee meetings in order to report the progress made in the project. Also, the aim of these meetings has been to validate early research results in order to keep the research relevant for the participating companies.

At some occasions these meetings have been more of a workshop in character. By using these meetings as a way of discussing findings and proposals they have been a good way of triangulating the research findings. Moreover, these steering committee meetings have had a positive and constructive atmosphere and proven to be a good forum for these senior managers to ventilate and discuss issues within their organization.

The tone has been positive and constructive at these meetings. Having seven companies actively participating in this research have been important, since this research is of inductive nature and the steering committee meetings have been a vital part of the empirical nature of this research.