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Hur ett externt tryck leder till en intern handling : En fallstudie på Växjö kommun, Europas grönaste stad
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
How an external pressure leads to an internal act : A case study on Växjö, Europe's greenest city (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: En kommun granskas intensivt av dess omgivande samhälle där skandaler och utmärkelser skapar ett externt tryck som pressar organisationer till att reagera. När ett externt tryck uppstår förändras rådande samhällssyn och påverkar organisationers strategiska handlande mot upprätthållande av legitimitet.

Syfte: Syftet med studien är att beskriva Växjö kommuns interna handlande efter att ett externt tryck uppstått genom en utmärkelse- Europas grönaste stad.

Metodval: Studien består av en kvalitativ intern fallstudie. Studien utgår ifrån granskning av offentliga dokument i kombination med ostrukturerade intervjuer som skett genom ett snöbollsurval.

Slutsatser: Studien visar på hur kommunen bemött det externa trycket utmärkelsen medfört genom sitt handlande. Detta visas utifrån strategisk anpassning mot det externa trycket. Då två externa tryck motsäger varandra visar kommunens handlande på en anpassning mot det som anses skapa måluppfyllelse. Genom samtycke reagerar Växjö kommun på det externa trycket, Europas grönaste stad.

Abstract [en]

Background: A municipality is exposed to intense scrutiny by its surrounding community, where scandals and awards create an external pressure forcing organizations to react. When an external pressure arises it changes the prevailing view of society and affects organizations' strategic actions toward maintaining legitimacy.

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to describe the municipality of Växjö's internal actions caused by an external pressure through an award- greenest city in Europe.

Method: The study consists of a qualitative internal case study. The study is based on the review of public documents, in combination with unstructured interviews conducted by a snowball sample.

Conclusions: The study shows how the municipality responded to the external pressure the award entailed, by their actions. This is shown based on strategic alignment against the external pressure. When two external pressures contradict each other the municipality's actions show adaptation to the one considered creating most value. By acquiescence Växjö reacts to the external pressure of being given the title, Greenest city in Europe.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 70 p.
Keyword [en]
Institutional theory, neo institutional sociology, isomorphism, external pressure, internal action.
Keyword [sv]
Institutionell teori, nyinstitutionell sociologi, isomorfism, externt tryck, intern handling.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44188OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-44188DiVA: diva2:821074
Subject / course
Business Administration - Management Accounting
Educational program
Business Administration and Economics Programme, 240 credits
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Available from: 2015-06-15 Created: 2015-06-14 Last updated: 2015-06-15Bibliographically approved

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