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Taylor och Fayol i praktiken: Vilken kompetens efterfrågas vid chefsrekrytering?
Södertörn University, School of Business Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Business Studies.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Taylor and Fayol practically : What is asked for when headhunting managers? (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Karin Holmblad Brunsson, forskare på Uppsala Universitet, har genom sin forskning tolkat Frederick W. Taylor och Henri Fayols forskning inom management med den slutsatsen att det finns ett gap mellan teori och praktik. Med utgångspunkt i denna forskning vill vi utreda detta gap genom att undersöka vilken kompetens som efterfrågas vid chefsrekrytering i Sverige.

Syfte: Syftet med denna undersökning är att, med hjälp av headhunters, utreda huruvida det är Taylor eller Fayol’s principer som dominerar i företagsledningen.

Metod: Med en deduktiv ansats och strukturerade intervjufrågor har datainsamling skett genom intervjuer med headhunters. Dessa data ligger till grund i den tolkning och analys som avser att besvara syftet.TEORI: Kompetens, Headhunting/Executive Search, Taylorism, Fayolism.

Slutsatser: Denna studie är avsedd att utreda om management är ett generellt yrke som går att tillämpa oavsett organisation och bransch eller om det är ett yrke som kräver anpassning efter specifika organisationer och branscher. Svaret på denna fråga går ej att generalisera i stort baserat på denna studie, då det är väldigt beroende på chefsnivå, storlek på företag och bransch. Oberoende av företagets storlek dominerar Taylors principer på lägre chefspositioner medan Fayols principer dominerar på högre nivåer. Övergången varierar även mellan Taylor och Fayol beroende på företagets storlek, där övergången sker på högre nivå i små företag och på lägre nivå i stora företag.

Abstract [en]

Background: Karin Holmblad Brunsson, a scientist at Uppsala University, has through her research investigated differences between Frederick Winslow Taylor and Henri Fayols research regarding management. Her conclusion is that there is a gap between theory and practice in their views of management. With basis in this research we want to investigate this gap by looking into which competence that is asked for when headhunting managers.

Purpose: Our purpose with this study is with help by interviewing headhunters to investigate whether there is the theories of Taylor or Fayol that dominates the management team.

Methodology: Interviews with headhunters have been done to collect data with a deductive approach and structured surveys. This data is the foundation of our analysis whose purpose is to answer our question.

Theory: Competence, Headhunting/Executive Search, Taylorism, Fayolism.

Conclusion: The primary goal with this study is to investigate whether management is applicable in a general manner in every organization or if management requires special and for the organization specific knowledge. There is a quite complex answer to this question when it is depending on which type of organization, organization size, line of business and level of management. Taylors principles of scientific management is dominating the managerial work in lower levels of the hierarchy while Fayols general principles of management is dominating in higher levels of management. The changeover between Taylor and Fayol varies depending on the company size where the transition occurs in an earlier stage in big organizations while this happens later in smaller organizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Taylorism, Fayolism, Headhunting, Executive Search, Competence, Karin Holmblad Brunsson, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Henri Fayol
Keyword [sv]
Taylorism, Fayolism, Headhunting, Executive Search, Kompetens, Chefsrekrytering, Karin Holmblad Brunsson, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Henri Fayol
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-16950OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-16950DiVA: diva2:546730
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Business Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-08-24 Created: 2012-08-24 Last updated: 2012-08-24Bibliographically approved

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