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Kultur, ett informellt styrmedel: En enkel fallstudie om organisationskultur som ett informellt styrmedel i ett mikroföretag
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Culture, an informal management control system : A case study on organizational culture as an informal control tool in a micro enterprise (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Denna studie ämnar undersöka hur kultur kan användas som styrverktyg och hur en grundares kulturella intentioner återspeglas i organisationen. Studien undersöker ett mikroföretag där grundaren är aktivt närvarande i den dagliga verksamheten. Vi har analyserat hur styrverktygen formats av kulturella aspekter genom att studera hur kultur implementerats som styrverktyg.

Metod: Metoden utgörs av en flervalsmetod och genomför i form av en enkel fallstudie. Empirin som presenteras är insamlad genom intervjuer, enkät och observation.

Teoretisk referensram: Den teoretiska referensramen innehåller teorier kring kulturens uppbyggnad, grundarens roll i kulturstyrningen samt teorier kring ekonomistyrning. Malmi och Browns paket (2008) kommer att användas tillsammans med Andersson och Funcks (2017) styrprocess för att förklara hur de olika kontrollerna kan användas och hur alla dessa påverkas av organisationskulturen.

Slutsats: Resultatet av denna studie visar hur och att grundaren har använt sig av kultur som styrverktyg. Det framkommer även att grundarens värderingar påverkar hur styrverktygen utformas och används samt att detta resulterat i att styrverktygen är informella. Resultatet visar även på att grundarens intentioner återspeglas till viss del i organisationen.

Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study aims to investigate how culture can be used as a control tool and how a founder's cultural intentions are reflected in the organization. The study investigates a micro company where the founder is present in the daily business. We have analyzed how the control tools are shaped by cultural aspects by studying how culture has been implemented as a control tool.

Method: The method consists of a multiple-choice method and takes the form of a simple case study. The empirical findings presented is collected through interviews, surveys and observation.

Theoretical framework: The theoretical framework contains of theories about the structure of culture, the role of the founder in cultural control and theories of management control systems. Malmi and Brown's package (2008) will be used in conjunction with Andersson and Funcks (2017) control process to explain how the different controls can be used and how all of these are affected by organizational culture.

Conclusion: The finding of this study shows how and that the founder has used culture as a control tool. It also appears that the values of the founder affect how the control tools are designed and used, and that the control tools are informal. The conclusion also shows that the founder's intentions are reflected to some extent in the organization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 53
Keywords [en]
Management control, informal control systems, organizational culture, microenterprises
Keywords [sv]
Ekonomistyrning, informella styrverktyg, organisationskultur, mikroföretag, grundaren
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148702ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-G--18/01862--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-148702DiVA, id: diva2:1219663
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Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration (Kandidatuppsats i Företagsekonomi)
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