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ATT STYRA MOT TILLVÄXT: En studie av svenska gasellföretag
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Research on economic growth and management and accounting control systems are extensive but mainly focus on these areas separately. Research on how these affect each other is deficient. Therefore this study examines how gazelle companies want to achieve economic growth and how management and accounting control systems affect the different growth factors. The study was conducted by a survey of quantitative character in which 150 companies that received the gazelle award between the years of 2010-2014 participated. All of the participating companies are based in Sweden and represented in more than 30 industries. The purpose of the study was to identify how gazelles aim to achieve future economic growth. The empirical data were analyzed using several statistical tools. To ensure that the variables are of desirable statistical significance a two-sided T-test was performed. Cronbach’s α and Pearson’s correlation coefficient was used to ensure the variables reliability and an exploratory factor analysis was used to find multicollinearity. The variables innovation and risk correlated strongly and is merged into the new denomination innovativeness. The empirical results ensure with statistical significance that three different factors affect the gazelle companies’ management to achieve economic growth. The three factors that affect the management to future growth are innovativeness, motivation and munificence. The effects of motivation and innovativeness were with the stepwise regression analysis shown to be enhanced by management control systems. This implies that management control systems should be used to maximize the utility of motivation and innovation activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Gasellföretag, ekonomisk tillväxt, innovationsförmåga, motivation, entreprenör, organisation, omgivning, ekonomistyrning, munificence
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-54949Local ID: bdf5ba7c-aae0-44e0-b9e1-68593f4ccb03OAI: diva2:1028330
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Business and Economics, master's level
Validerat; 20150605 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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