Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Muhammad Shoaib Akram; Mohammad Asaduzzaman; Ritu Amar Sareen , pp. 58. MAM/Sektionen för Management, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Muhammad Shoaib Akram, Mohammad Asaduzzaman, Ritu Amar Sareen
asad.mohammad@yahoo.com, shoaib.a.chaudhary@gmail.com, ritusareen78@hotmail.com
Titel / Title: ‘‘Reduction in working hours’’ … a motivational tool & win-win situation for Employer, Employee & Economy
Översatt titel / Translated title: ''arbetstidsförkortning'' ... en motiverande verktyg & vinn-vinn situation för arbetsgivare, arbetstagare och ekonomi
Abstrakt Abstract:

The Governments and workers have put in a great effort in regularizing the working hours and working week over the course of last one and a half century. The average work week in the world stands at 40 hours. With unemployment among all the work force in Sweden
almost hitting 11 percent and in youth aged 15-24 hitting almost 27 percent. It’s definitely alarming and requires measures to reduce. Different political forces in Sweden including Green Party and left party have joined forces in reducing the working week to 30 hours.

The reduction in the working hours certainly presents a solution to different issues like work life balance, quality of life and work satisfaction but is it a solution to reduce unemployment at the same time source of motivation? That is the fundamental question we have tried to answer in the pages to follow.

The reduction in working hours, during the economic downturn of 2008, supported financially by Government of Germany actually helped save at least half a million jobs.
Volvo Power Train saved a number of jobs in Sweden by reducing the working hours of all the employees, so did Scania, and Saab in Sweden. Toyota reduced the working hours of its employees in 1990s to increase motivation, job satisfaction and quality of life.

Our research has shown that if working hours are reduced then jobs can not only be saved, but can be created as well. In the following pages you will come across information obtained through number of information sources and printed material which directly aims at looking into how reduction in working hours can reduce unemployment.

Our research presents different scenarios where reduction in the hours can generate employments. The debate however is open for future researchers to test these scenarios and see if they are viable proposals and can help reduce the employment.

Ämnesord / Subject: Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\Organization
Arbetsvetenskap - Human Work Science\General
Nationalekonomi - Economics\Macro Economics
Nyckelord / Keywords: Reduction in working hours, employee motivation, unemployment, work life balance, economic crisis, downturn, Kurzarbeit

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8eqq93
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram i Företagsekonomi/Master's Degree Programme in Business Administration (MSC)
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 03/07/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Göran Alsén
Goran.Alsen@fek.lu.se
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
Anmärkningar / Comments:

Asaduzzaman, Mohammad
Odens väg 5, 4tr
145 71 Norsborg
SWEDEN
Mob: +46 762803520

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: final version akram, asaduzzaman, sareen.pdf (479 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)