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Human Resources i en kontroversiell verksamhet: En studie som visar vikten av anpassning till omgivningen
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Human Resources in a controversial business : A study that shows the importance of adaption to the environment (English)
Abstract [en]

Background and Problem: Human Resources are considered one of the most important assets when competing with other companies. There are a lot of studies made in general on the subject while studies considering a specific context are missing. To consider the context when adapting a HR-strategy is interesting as the structure of the organization and the environment affects both the organization and the individuals within it. To study how the controversial context affects an organization is particularly interesting as the context is subject for discussion in the society.

Aim: The study's purpose is to investigate how Human Resources are handled in a controversial business and to identify success factors when adapting the strategy to the controversial context.

Methodology: The study started out by collecting theories connected to the subject with Fombrun, Devanna & Tichys HR-cycle. Interview questions where made based on the theories and answered by three of the case company's employees, whom all are well familiar with the case company's HR-strategy.

Conclusion: We have come to the conclusion that there are no remarkable differences when handling Human Resources in a controversial context then in earlier published theories. However the importance of an adjusted HR-strategy to best be able to handle the employees are proven. Some areas must be considered more important when adjusting the HR-strategy to the context. In these situation areas resulting in long-term relationships between the employee and the organization seems to be high valued.Key words: Human Resource, controversial context, gambling company and long-term relationships.

Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund och Problem: Mänskliga resurser anses vara en av de viktigaste tillgångarna som leder till företagets konkurrensfördelar. Många studier har genomförts, främst i generella sammanhang. Men det saknas studier som tar hänsyn till en specifik kontext. Att ta hänsyn till hur en specifik kontext påverkar HR-arbetet är intressant eftersom att organisationens egen uppbyggnad samt omgivningen påverkar såväl organisationen som individerna vilka arbetar i den. Att undersöka hur den kontroversiella kontexten påverkar organisationen är extra intressant då den bidrar till diskussion i dagens samhälle.

Syfte: Syftet med studien är att undersöka hur HR-arbetet fungerar i en kontroversiell verksamhet samt att identifiera framgångsfaktorer med utgångspunkt i anpassning till kontexten.

Metod: Studien började med insamlande av teorier kopplade till ämnet med utgångspunkt i Fombrun, Devanna & Tichys HR-cykel. Med utgångspunkt i HR-cykeln formades intervjufrågor som sedan ställdes till tre av fallföretagets anställda. Dessa tre är välbekanta med organisationen HR-arbete.

Slutsats: Genom studien har vi kommit fram till att det inte finns några markanta skillnader mellan hur HR-arbetet fungerar i en kontroversiell kontext och tidigare publicerade teorier. Däremot bevisas vikten av att anpassa sina HR-strategier för att på bästa sätt hantera sin personal. Från detta kan vi se att vissa områden anses viktigare än andra vid anpassning till kontexten. I denna situation verkar de områden vilka resulterar i långvariga relationer mellan organisationen och medarbetarna vara högt värderade.Nyckelord: Human Resources, kontroversiell kontext, spelföretag och långsiktiga relationer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 94 p.
Keyword [en]
Human Resource, controversial context, gambling company and long-term relationships.
Keyword [sv]
Human Resources, kontroversiell kontext, spelföretag och långsiktiga relationer
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85694ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--12/01313--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-85694DiVA: diva2:572653
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Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats i Företagsekonomi)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-11-28 Created: 2012-11-28 Last updated: 2012-11-29Bibliographically approved

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