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Hur styrelsearbete i noterade, onoterade och Gasellföretag påverkar prestation, tillväxtmöjlighet och konflikter: En studie av 234 svenska företag
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A board is a group acting as a link between management and shareholders. The Board’s main task is to govern the firm and protect the interests of shareholders, contribute to the business value creation and ensure the company survives. In recent years have shown that many boards around the world and in Sweden have overlooked central aspects of governance and control. In several cases, this have led to devastating consequences for its owners and society. The purpose of the study is to explain how different group factors affecting the work of the board in Swedish companies and the impact it will have on firm performance, growth opportunity and frequency of conflict in the board. The study aims to compare whether these factors are differences between the boards of listed companies, unlisted companies and Gazelle. The purpose of the study has been answered using a quantitative research approach in which a theoretical framework is the basis for a theoretical model. Cross-sectional data were collected using a sample survey with responses from 67 listed, 70 Gazelle, 4 listed and Gazelle and 93 unlisted company boards. The results of the cross-sectional survey show that boards with a high effort norm and a good decision-making culture tend to value risk and viable strategic options to a greater extent. In comparison the listed and Gazelle companies manage to greater extent to relate these group factors to company performance and growth opportunity. This means that the firm performance and the identification of potential growth opportunity increases. The results also show that boards who have a degree of frequent conflicts do not try and assess the risk to the same extent as companies with less conflict. A conclusion is therefore that the silent boards more often are in conflict and limit their own strategic work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Styrelse, beslutskultur, ansträngningsnorm, värdering av risk, strategisk kunskap, företagsprestation, tillväxtmöjlighet, konfliktfrekvens, strategi
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55120Local ID: c0445396-48da-42d3-9077-44e4e9e5e0daOAI: diva2:1028501
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Business and Economics, master's level
Validerat; 20160902 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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