Hur viktig är VDn’s bakgrund egentligen?: En studie om hur utbildning och tidigare erfarenhet hos ett företags VD påverkar dess framgång
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Purpose: The study aims to examine how education and previous industry experience with a company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), affect a company's success in the staffing industry.
Method: The study uses method triangulation , a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods . The study has a quantitative approach to the cross-sectional design. The choice of combining several study designs are made to create a greater understanding of the research topic.
Results & Conclusion: The findings determines whether the study's hypotheses are confirmed or dismissed.
Hypothesis 1.1: A higher level of education increases the likelihood of successful entrepreneurship. The hypothesis can neither be confirmed nor dismissed.
Hypothesis 1.2: A higher level of education does not increase the likelihood of successful entrepreneurship. The hypothesis can neither be confirmed nor dismissed.
Hypothesis 2.1: Previous experience in the sector increases the likelihood of successful entrepreneurship. The hypothesis can neither be confirmed nor dismissed.
Hypothesis 2.2: Previous experience in the industry will not increase the likelihood of successful entrepreneurship. The hypothesis can neither be confirmed nor dismissed.
Suggestions for future research: It would be interesting to do the study on a larger scale, with more number of respondents would study demonstrate clearer connection. Further research could also involve more factors for business success in order to get a broader view on the definition of success. Another interesting approach for future research might be to explore how the distinction between different fields look like, instead of only one industry in this study. Other industries. It would be interesting to do a similar study on a completely different industry or small business to see what the result is then.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 51 p.
Education, experience, success, number of employees, turnover, growth, profit margin, Chief Executive Officer
Utbildning, erfarenhet, framgång, antal anställda, omsättning, tillväxt, vinstmarginal, Verkställande direktör
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28382OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-28382DiVA: diva2:856351
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Smolander, Maria, Högskolelektor