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Projektledare – ett yrke för kvinnor?: En kvalitativ studie om arbetssituationen för kvinnliga projektledare.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School (from 2013).
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Project manager – a profession for women? : A qualitative study about the work situation for female project managers. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien är att undersöka hur kvinnliga projektledare upplever sin arbetssituation. För att ta reda på detta genomfördes en kvalitativ undersökning med semistrukturerade intervjuer. Urvalsmetoden i studien var målinriktat urval där 10 kvinnliga projektledare som arbetade inom olika branscher deltog. Materialet från intervjuerna analyserades genom en tematisk analys. Resultatet tyder på att projektledning som yrke uppskattas av kvinnor då det upplevs vara ett flexibelt yrke där de får möjlighet att själva påverka och bestämma över sitt egna arbete. Därtill tyder också resultatet på att kvinnor trivs bra och upplever sin arbetsmiljö som god i rollen som projektledare samt att den upplevs ha förändrats de senaste åren och att det inte nödvändigtvis är genus som påverkar hur man blir behandlad utan att det kan ha med rollen i sig att göra – vilket också skulle kunna ligga till grund för ämne till framtida forskning.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate how female project managers experience their work situation. To explore this, a qualitative study was conducted with semi-structured interviews. The selection method in the study was targeted selection in which 10 female project managers who worked in different industries participated. The material from the interviews was analyzed by a thematic analysis. The result of the study suggests that project management as a profession is appreciated by women as it is perceived to be a flexible profession where they have the opportunity to influence and decide over their own work. In addition, the result also suggests that women thrive well and experience their working environment as good in the role as a project manager. Their work environment also seems to have changed in recent years and it is not necessary that gender influences how the females are treated, it might have to do with the role as a project manager itself - which could also be an interesting subject to study further in the future. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
project management, gender, psychosocial work environment, women
Keywords [sv]
projektledning, genus, psykosocial arbetsmiljö, kvinnor
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-72426OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-72426DiVA, id: diva2:1323208
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Project Leadership
Educational program
Master's Degree Programme (one year) in Project Management, 60 hp
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Available from: 2019-06-17 Created: 2019-06-11 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved

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