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The Effects of Tight Budgetary Control on Managerial Bahaviour in the Swedish Public Sector: Emphasizing Motivation, Commitment, Satisfaction and Stress
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Business Administration.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Business Administration.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis study is about the effects of tight budgetary control on managerial behaviour in the Swedish public sector. Managerial behaviour represents the four variables; motivation, organizational commitment, stress, and satisfaction. As previous research mostly investigated the effects of tight budgetary control on organizational performance in the private sector, this study can be seen as one of the first that focus on managerial behaviour and is based on the public sector. For the data collection process, an online questionnaire was created that has been distributed via email to the different participants. Moreover, the study is based on a sample of 62 managers from different municipalities and universities throughout Sweden.

The result of the thesis research study revealed that the majority of the local managers in the Swedish public sector actually experience tight budgetary control. Furthermore, the statistical test of the created hypotheses showed that the behavioural factors, both, organizational commitment and stress were respectively negatively and positively related with tight budgetary control. However, for the behavioural variables of motivation and satisfaction no significant results have been found.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
Tight budgetary control, motivation, organization commitment, stress, satisfaction.
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-28065Local ID: FE:5OAI: diva2:630624
Subject / course
Business Administration
Educational program
Master Programme in Accounting and Finance (one year), 60 hp
Available from: 2013-07-02 Created: 2013-06-19 Last updated: 2013-07-02Bibliographically approved

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