Balanserad styrning, från kvalitetsverktyg till administrativt redskap: - en fallstudie av Leanlink inom Linköpings kommun
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Purpose: The aim of the study is to describe how Leanlink, as a part of the municipality ofLinköping, uses balanced control as a management model. The authors compare, based onliterature of the balanced scorecard, the way Leanlink control their activities. Further, theauthors try to understand why the administration chose to use balanced control in the waythey do.
Methodology: The authors have chosen a qualitative case-study method to achieve thepurpose of the thesis. Through semi-structured interviews primary data have beencollected, that have been analyzed along with secondary data such as, business plans andwebsite.
Theoretical perspectives: The authors shortly emphasize general government as it appearstoday, to further examined how and why the scorecard is used, its dimensions andobjectives and difficulties that may arise along the way.
Empirical foundations: The empirical findings are based mainly on information frominterviews with representatives from the case company. Some information is taken fromthe municipally website and additional information through interviews.
Conclusions: It is possible that it became a too big a commitment for Leanlink when theyselected the Balanced Scorecard as a management model. The authors see several possiblereasons to why the administration had difficulty applying the Scorecard fully; focusing onother control systems, the administration failed to involve employees further down theorganization, or not having enough time and resources to implement the work with theScorecard.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 67 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20119OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-20119DiVA: diva2:534933
Subject / course
Business Administration - Management Accounting
Business Administration and Economics Programme (online), 180 credits
2012-06-01, Blackboard, online, 18:00 (Swedish)
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
von Koch, Christopher, PhD.