Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Anna-Eva Sparf Aagaard , pp. 49. MAM/Sektionen för Management, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Anna-Eva Sparf Aagaard
nevan@spray.se
Titel / Title: Group Structure - Specialists and Generalists
Översatt titel / Translated title: Grupp Struktur - Specialister och Generalister
Abstrakt Abstract:

The aim of this thesis is to discuss and explore the subject of organizing generalists and specialists.
The purpose of this thesis is to explore and discuss different alternatives on organizational grouping from a generalists and specialists perspective. It will explore theories around organizational design, different organizational structures and give insight to the specialist and generalist function that can be found in most types of organizations.
The aim is to be able to present different aspects of organizing generalists and specialists and to be able to answer the problem question: Is there a best organizational structure for specialist and generalist groups?
The study is a qualitative study and the process of induction will be used. The epistemological standpoint is interprevistic and the ontological is more towards constructionism. The methods used are 1) the collection of and qualitative analysis of texts and documents and 2) qualitative semi-structured interviewing. The analysis is based on grounded theory method.
The result and conclusions of the study is that generalists most likely do fit better in organizational forms such as simple structure, adhocracy and network organizations. Specialists tend to prefer bureaucracy or functional/unitary organizations.


Keywords: generalists, specialists, organization, group structure

Populärvetenskaplig beskrivning / Popular science summary: Här undersöks och diskuteras olika spekter på att organisera generalister och secialister i en organisations struktur. Teorier kring en organisations design och organisationsstruktur ger inblick i generalist och specialist funktioner. Dessa funktioner brukar man kunna hitta i alla typer av organisationer.
Uppsatsen försöker svara på frågan: Finns det en en bästa organisationsstruktur utifrån generalist och specialist perspektivet?
Ämnesord / Subject: Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\Organization
Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\Management Control
Nyckelord / Keywords: generalists, specialists, organization, group structure

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 02/28/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Urban Ljungquist
Examinator / Examiner: Eva Wittbom
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: MAM/Sektionen för Management
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: final version sparf aagaard, anna-eva.pdf (307 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)