VD:s ord i förändring: En studie om förändringar av VD:s ord i årsredovisningar före och efterfinanskrisen 2008
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Annual reports are by many considered to be companies primary way to inform their world where the CEO's words are read most carefully by shareholders. The purpose of this paper is to examine the design of the CEO's words in annual reports in light of the financial crisis in 2008. The study seeking explanations for change, similarities and differences in the various texts based on three themes which are results, future and confidence. In this qualitative study five CEO's words are explored by means of a discourse analysis, all from large Swedish industrial companies listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Some of the results shown is that the CEO tends to talk about the company's results in a self-serving manner and CEO speaks more aboutm the results before than after the crisis. As for the theme of the future is different content in various periods. One clear difference between the years examined, is that the way to talk about confidence changed and that this increased after the crisis.
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2014. , 50 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33548OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-33548DiVA: diva2:693108
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