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Generationsskiften i ägarledda företag: nyckeln till en framgångsrik succession
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The development of the Swedish demography is one of the most important social and economic changes ever in Swedish history. Society as well as business is facing an age chock since almost every other company owner is over 50 years old. The complexity of managing a successful succession is pointed out as a major threat to the Swedish economy by the organization Svenskt Näringsliv.

Purpose: The purpose with this master thesis is to identify and analyze critical success factors for a successful succession from a going concern perspective.

Research method: By using the strong aspects from the quantitative as well as the qualitative method, high level of order and systematic could be reached, without loosing too much details and depth in this particular research. The empirical data was gathered by a digital survey sent to 3000 companies. The quantitative research was complemented by 6 qualitative interviews to increase depth and reliability.

Results: The study shows that there is a great incongruence between the expected problems associated to the succession and the actual outcome. Furthermore, there are great differences between the problems prioritized by the companies compared to the ones that their advisers and consultants recommend should be prioritized. The analyses and results lead to a new model for successful succession, The 4-Ps of Successful Succession.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2005. , 142 p.
Keyword [en]
Succession, change of ownership, succession planning, family business, SME, method triangulation
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-87ISRN: LIU-EKI/EP-D--05/005--SEOAI: diva2:23406
Available from: 2005-10-18 Created: 2005-10-18

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