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Organisationsförändringars effekt på kultur inom familjeföretag
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Organisational changes effect on culture in family firms (English)
Abstract [sv]

Familjeföretag utgör en majoritet av alla organisationer på arbetsmarknaden. Även om forskningen om familjeföretag har adresserat vad som gör dessa företag unika, så som succession, finns det fortfarande en bristande förståelse för familjeföretags organisationskulturer och hur dessa påverkas av organisationsförändringar. Studiens syfte var därmed att undersöka organisationskulturen inom familjeföretag som genomgått en förändring. Detta gjordes genom att undersöka hur organisationskulturen påverkas av förändringen. Studien tar avstamp i den dynamik som finns mellan systemen familj och företag i familjeföretaget. Metoden som användes var en jämförande fallstudie av två familjeföretag som båda har genomgått omfattande organisationsförändringar. Inom båda företag har empiri inhämtats genom djupintervjuer med medlemmar av den familj som äger och styr familjeföretagen, samt genom observationer av organisationernas lokaler. Genom att tillämpa Scheins kulturmodell analyserades de två företagens organisationskulturer och hur dessa påverkades av de förändringar som företagen genomgått. Resultatet av studien visade att i samspelet mellan familj och företag hade familj störst påverkan på kulturen, och denna visade sig genom vad som beskrivs som en familjär anda. Denna andan identifierades härstamma från de värderingar som grundaren infört i organisationen och som med tiden utvecklats till grundläggande antaganden. Vi fann även att organisationsförändringar innebär en cementering och en förstärkning av organisationskulturen.

Abstract [en]

Family companies constitute a majority of all organizations in the labour market. Although family business research has addressed what makes these companies unique, such as succession, there is still insufficient understanding of family business organizational cultures and how they are affected by organizational changes. The purpose of the study was thus to investigate the organizational culture of family companies that had undergone an organizational change. This was done by investigating how the organizational culture is affected by the change. The study has its foundation in the dynamics that exist between the systems found in the family business. The method used was a comparative case study of two family companies, both of which have undergone extensive organizational changes. In both companies, empirics have been obtained through deep interviews with members of the family that own and manage the family businesses, as well as through observations of the organizations' facilities. By applying Schein´s culture model, the two organizations cultures and how these were influenced by the changes that the companies had undergone were analysed. The result of the study showed that in the interaction between family and business, family had the greatest impact on culture, and this was shown by what is described as a family spirit. This spirit was identified to originate from the values the founder introduced into the organization and which eventually developed into basic assumptions. We also found that organizational changes led to a cementing and a strengthening of the organizational culture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
Family business, Organisational change, Organisational culture
Keywords [sv]
Familjeföretag, Organisationsförändring, Organisationskultur
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12730Local ID: EXC504OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12730DiVA, id: diva2:1232047
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Business administration
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Available from: 2018-07-23 Created: 2018-07-10 Last updated: 2018-07-23Bibliographically approved

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