I väntan på framtiden: en studie av mindre företags förberedelseinför framtiden
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
Waiting for the future : a study of how small companies prepare for the future (English)
Introduction: The world is changing rapidly and the uncertainty that characterizes today´s society makes companies preparations for the future crucial.
Purpose: To examine how CEO:s in small companies look at the future and what kind of preparations they make in order to meet it. Hereby, our ambition is to find out whether there is a difference between companies working in industries characterized by different degrees of stability.
Mode of procedure: The purpose of this thesis has been fulfilled by interviews with four CEO:s from industries characterized by different degrees of stability.
Result: The companies working in relatively unstable environments tended to be relatively more flexible and have an emergent strategy formation process, whereas companies working in relatively stable environments displayed relatively less flexibility and tended to have a planning strategy formation process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2003. , 122 p.
Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats från Internationella ekonomprogrammet), 2003:21
Business and economics, future, uncertainty, strategy, flexibility
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-1590DiVA: diva2:18914