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Män som mikroföretagare: Hur beskriver de balansen mellan arbete och övrigt liv?
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to explore how six men who run a micro-enterprise

with a maximum of 10 employees handle the balance between work and other

life. Qualitative approach with semi-structured interviews was conducted and the

sample consisted of six men with micro-enterprises of varying ages. The themes

used in the interviews were boundless work, roles, boundaries strategies and

demand / control - social support. The results showed that micro- entrepreneurs

do not experience any major imbalance between work and other life. The study

revealed that the division of roles in the home of the elderly respondents was of

the classical gender character that woman took great responsibility in the home.

Among the younger respondents the unpaid work at home was equal divided.

Social support was perceived highly by all respondents, and they also

experienced a high level of control over the requirements of the job. The

discussion touched aspect that differences in experiences depending on age are

and future research proposals was given.

Keywords: micro-entrepreneurs, boundless work, roles, boundaries strategies,

demand-control / social support.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [sv]
Mikroföretagare, gränslöst arbete, roller, krav/kontroll
National Category
Work Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23290OAI: diva2:638034
Subject / course
Work Science
Available from: 2013-08-19 Created: 2013-07-25 Last updated: 2013-08-19Bibliographically approved

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