DC3K 2020 Abstracts

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Paper Nr: 1

Repairing Trust among Team Members after Organizational Change


Tiina M. Kähkönen

Abstract: This study examines trust-repair practices at the team level after organizational change. A qualitative research approach was adopted, and data were collected from key informants through focus group discussions and interviews. The data analysis involved thematic coding and followed the Gioia data analysis procedure. This study found that after organization change, trust can be repaired at the team level by improving team leaders’ knowledge in change management, and by enforcing communication, collaboration, information sharing and ethical behaviour among team members. This paper makes three key contributions by (1) identifying trust violations in teams, (2) proposing trust-repair mechanisms, and (3) extending the understanding of trust-repair and preservation at the team level following organizational change. This paper outlines active trust-repair mechanisms in an organizational change context and expands the current theory by presenting novel insights into organizational trust repair at the team level. This study also provides practical information from a real work context and can improve managers’ understanding of active trust-repair. In addition, this paper contributes to trust literature by proposing promising avenues for future trust-repair research.

Paper Nr: 2

System of Systems: Trade Space Exploration: with Ontology and Description Logic Reasoning


Ludvig Knöös Franzén

Abstract: This paper presents ongoing research that aims to produce methods for performing design and trade space explorations on system-of-systems. Aerospace systems are becoming more and more complex due to the increasing connectivity with the operational environment and other systems in general. The focus is shifting from a singular system’s perspective to a system-of-system’s perspective. This increasing complexity gives rise to new levels of uncertainty that needs to be understood to produce aerospace solutions for an everchanging future. The intention of this research is to provide methods that can aid in aircraft conceptual design from a system-of-systems perspective and allow designs to be holistically explored in the early stages of their development. Proposed methods for using ontology and description logic reasoning are presented together with additional approaches that could address the added complexity of a system-of-systems viewpoint in the design process. Search and Rescue operations based on the Swedish Maritime Administration are used as case-studies to test the developed methods. Expected outcomes of the research are presented at the end together with an overview of the research’s current state. Finally, a future direction for the research is discussed together with an outline for an envisioned holistic system-of-systems design approach.