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Användning av balanserat styrkort inom stödfunktioner i en offentlig organisation utifrån ett medarbetarperspektiv
University of Skövde, School of Business.
University of Skövde, School of Business.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Using the Balanced Scorecard in support departments in a public organisation from the employees point of view (English)
Abstract [en]

Title: Using the Balanced Scorecard in support departments in a public organisation from the employees point of view


Keywords: Organization, Leadership, Balanced Scorecard [BSC], Processes, Support Department

Background: The society requires that organizations which are financed with taxes should use their resources efficiently. It requires that organizations should be driven under constant improvement. One way might be to use the Balance Scorecard [BSC] which is an instrument to lead an organization toward its goals.

Problem: What is the experience of the staff of two support departments in a public organization of using of BSC in their departments? What advantages and disadvantages of using of BSC are experienced by the staff of two support departments in a public organization in their departments? How can leaders affect the staff’s experience so the job in these departments becomes more effective? Can we affect staffs motivation to use BSC with the help of the institutional theory?

Purpose: The purpose of this work is to study the question if the BSC is a well-functioning control instrument in some departments of one public organization. We will increase the knowledge of how the staff of two support departments experiences the BSC in their departments. Our study can be used as a pilot study for a larger study of the practical use and development of control instruments in support departments in public organizations.

Method: This study is descriptive because the purpose is to study the staff’s experience. The analysis has been done deductively. This is a case study with two cases. The method used in the study is qualitative. We take advantage of semi-structured interviews in this study.

Conclusion: Our result shows that the staff from these two departments of the public organization does not engage themselves in this activity so much. It can be explained by the fact that their main work tasks which takes most of the time are to support producing departments. That is why the controlling with the help of BSC in these departments is not prioritized from the personals point of view. The staff’s experience coincide with the institutional theory which points out the difference between that what should be achieved and what really has been accomplished. The leaders can affect the staff’s motivation by communicating the BSC so these departments can work more effectively.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 59 p.
Keyword [sv]
Organisation, Ledarskap, Balanserat styrkort [BSC], Processer, Stödfunktion
National Category
Economics and Business Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11502OAI: diva2:852706
Subject / course
Business Administration
Educational program
Business Administration and Economics - Study Programme
Available from: 2015-10-13 Created: 2015-09-09 Last updated: 2015-10-13Bibliographically approved

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