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Vård och handhavande av kompetens: kompetensutveckling i Sverige och England
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2004 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
- Competence Development in Sweden and England (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Competence development has become more important since the pressure on effectiveness is increasing and organisations are expected to constantly improvement. The design of the competence development activities is governed by the strategy which in turn will affect the outcome of the same. A knowledge intense business in which changes recently have taken place is healthcare, a business in which competition also has increased as a result from globalization. Due to this, it is highly important to take care of and improve the competence of individuals. According to this, we have found that healthcare is an interesting business to study with regard to competence development.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to increase the understanding of how competence development is handled from an international perspective.

Method: The thesis has a qualitative approach where interviews have taken place, in Sweden as well as in England. The analysis is based upon theories in combination which empirical findings.

Result: We have found that the two organisations are good at developing individual competence. Although, there are difficulties in taking care of and spread the competence that is gained mainly through formal activities, this problem is also called the transfer problem. One way to increase the awareness of the problem is to develop an explicit strategy for competence development. It is important that this strategy reflects the needs of the organisation and that the activities are adjusted in accordance to this.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2004.
Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats från Ekonomprogrammet), 2004:9
Keyword [en]
Business and economics, Competence development, Per Åman, Knowledge transfer, Learning, Strategy
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2425OAI: diva2:19757
Available from: 2004-07-15 Created: 2004-07-15

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