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2001 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay has its point of departure in organisational-theoretical literature and concerns the discussion about the creation of value and meaning. Apart from this, the living side of a company in the technological line of business, will be presented while we have had a wish to combine theory with a more practical approach. The board of the company has become aware of and been discussing what it is that creates value for its fellow employees. However, no further actions have been taken. We wished to examine this and other factors and therefore a co-operation would be good for both sides. The empirical purpose has, by this, been to find out what the fellow employees, at company X, find creates value and meaning in their work. The theoretical purpose, on the other hand, aimed to find the bridge between the two concepts value-creation and the creation of meaning. Literature has been looked for, read through, thought about, formulated and transformed. As well an extensive methodological study has been made. This study is qualitative and the interviewed persons are fourteen in number. They come, in equal numbers, from two departments. We have been using a loosely structured interview-guide and visited the interviewed at their own offices. Literature well known in the world of research has been used and as front-persons Weick (1995), Alvesson and Björkman (1992) and Salzer-Mörling (1998) can be mentioned. The result from the empirical purpose showed that most of the interviewees found competence, personnel treatment and the open climate at work as the leading factors to value-creation while personal development, responsibility and interesting work dominated the creation of meaning. According to the theoretical purpose we found, in form of identity, a possible bridge between value-creation and the creation of meaning. The importance of a common identity for the internal value-creation and creation of meaning is emphasised both from the empirical and the theoretical side. Furthermore a discussion is held about what that creates such a common view. We found that a motivated leadership is a necessary condition for this.

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2001. , p. 70
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-51981Local ID: FEK D-33OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-51981DiVA, id: diva2:1100480
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Business Administration
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