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Det är en livsstil: En intervjustudie om mellanchefens uppfattning av den egna positionen inom bil-återförsäljnings industrin.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis will focus on understanding how middle managers on five different car dealership companies in three different cities in the south of Sweden perceive the position and situation within the company, and the result of this position. It will also focus on how he or she perceive his or hers relationship with the employees and superiors in the company to be. This paper will also aim to understand by which means the middle manager chooses to deal with the perceived situation regarding the company and relationships within it. The study will be based on the experiences and opinions of the middle manager. This thesis is different from other studies made on middle managers due to the fact that even if stress will be a factor taken into consideration, it will not be the main focus of the paper.

This BA thesis will be conducted with a qualitative method with semi structural interviews conducted at the interviewees respective workplaces. The result of these interviews are that the middle managers consider their relationships with the sales people at the company and with their superiors to be a good one, but not without complications. These complications are the result of the lines between professional and private life being blurred. These complications cause some stress and pressure for the middle managers, and the way for them to deal with this is to make their profession their lifestyle, they choose to live their professions. By doing this they limit the effect these complications have on their professional as well as private life 

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Keyword [en]
Middle manager, Organizations, Car dealership, Leadership, Lifestyle
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52610OAI: diva2:930071
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International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-05-23 Created: 2016-05-22 Last updated: 2016-05-23Bibliographically approved

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