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Advokatkavajer och öppna dörrar: En studie av identiteter och ledarskap konstruerat på en advokatbyrå
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Suits and open doors : A study of identities and leadership constructed at a law firm (English)
Abstract [en]

In a conservative field as the law industry, where the exercise of profession is that independent that the employee becomes one's own leader and where the professional identity dominates the identity of the organisation, there is a trend to leave the company, either for another company or in order to start ones own business. In this qualitative study, we wanted to increase the understanding of identity and leadership constructed in a company in a professional field. The study was conducted at a micro business in the law industry in a small city, by semi structured interviews of the employees and the owner of the company. The empirical material and analysis has been thematised by the research questions concerning identity and leadership, and sense-making has been knitted together to discuss how these cooperate. The conclusion is that the identity of the organisation cooperates with the identity of the profession, and that is why the employees will relate to this identity, and also construct the owner, who has the ownership of the identity, as a leader.

Abstract [sv]

I en konservativ bransch som juristbranschen, där yrkesutövningen är så pass självständig att den anställde blir sin egna ledare och där den professionella identiteten dominerar organisationens finns det en trend att medarbetare lämnar byrån för att söka sig till andra byråer eller starta eget. Med denna kvalitativa studie ville vi öka förståelsen för identitet och ledarskap som konstruktion hos ett företag i en professionell bransch. Studien utfördes hos ett mikroföretag inom advokatbranschen, på liten ort och genomfördes med semistrukturerade intervjuer av medarbetarna och ägaren av företaget. Det empiriska materialet och analysen har tematiserats utifrån forskningsfrågorna rörande identitet och ledarskap, där meningsskapande har vävts in för att kunna diskutera hur dessa samspelar med varandra. Studiens slutsats blev att identiteten i organisationen samspelar med professionens identitet och att medarbetarna därför kan förhålla sig till denna identitet, och även konstruera ägaren som ledare då denne bland annat har upphovsrätten till identiteten.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 99
Keywords [en]
Leadership, identity, social identity, professional identity, sensemaking, professions, the legal industry, law firm, construction
Keywords [sv]
Ledarskap, identitet, social identitet, professionell identitet, meningsskapande, professioner, juristbranschen, advokatbyrå, konstruktion
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-87096OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-87096DiVA, id: diva2:1340537
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Business Administration - Organization Leadership
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Business Administration and Economics Programme, 240 credits
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Available from: 2019-08-06 Created: 2019-08-05 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved

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