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Manuell kontanthantering i begränsad omfattning: Strategi och styrning på funktionsnivå inom bankbranschen
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Cash limitations : Strategy and control on a functional level in the banking industry (English)
Abstract [en]

In today’s ever-evolving society the use of cash is replaced by digital services in the banking sector. Some local banks restrict manual cash handling while others remove it completely. This essay examines how management accounting is affected by restricted cash handling. The theory clarifies that management accounting strategies create guidelines and provides specific framework for employees and managers in the organization. If the strategy is unclear employees may have difficulty knowing how to achieve the set objectives. 

The empirical study is based on a case study of two banks that have chosen to maintain the strategy of manual cash handling to a limited extent. Bank staff were asked about the strategy regarding restricted cash handling, and how they expect it to affect management accounting. The results of the study shows that the banking industry is a highly controlled industry. Furthermore, restricted handling of cash partially affects the bank staff at a functional level. The service to manage cash over the counter is decreasing and begins to disappear and the service is replaced by ATM's and thus administrative management is the most affected. This in turn shows that banks need less staff and thus can decrease costs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
strategy, management control, organization, function level, the banking industry
Keyword [sv]
strategi, ekonomistyrning, organisation, funktionsnivå, bankbransch
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-255888OAI: diva2:823900
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Programme of Graduate Business Administration (HGO)
Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-18 Last updated: 2015-06-22Bibliographically approved

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