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"Om vi kan möta kraven från omvärlden, har vi en framgångssaga.": - En fallstudie om hur omvärldsförändringar kan påverka strategisk och strukturell passform inom en offentlig organisation.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"If we manage to meet the demands of the surrounding world, we have a story of success.” : – A case study of how environmental changes may affect the strategic and structural fit of a public organization. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Studien syftar till att öka förståelsen för hur en offentlig organisations strategi och struktur kan påverkas och anpassas vid en större förändring i omvärlden. Studien syftar också till att öka förståelsen för vilka möjligheter och begränsningar som föreligger organisationer inom offentlig sektor vid anpassning av strategi och struktur utefter förändringar i omvärlden. Studien syftar också till att testa teori kopplat till struktur – strategi – omvärld samt värdet av passform mellan strategi och struktur.                        

Metod: En fallstudie av en offentlig verksamhet har tillämpats som undersökningsdesign. En deduktiv ansats har utgjort relationen mellan studiens valda teori och insamlad empiri. Studien har genomförts enligt en kvalitativ metod där semistrukturerade intervjuer har använts som datainsamlingsmetod.

Slutsats: Offentliga organisationer har möjligheten att påverka och förändra sin strategi och struktur och därmed sin interna passform, utefter förändrade förutsättningar i omvärlden. Offentliga organisationer formulerar inte själva sina mål och kan inte på egen hand bestämma i vilka domäner de skall verka. Däremot kan offentliga organisationer med hjälp av sin passform påverka anpassningen gentemot omvärlden. 

Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study aims to increase the understanding of how a public organization’s strategy and structure can be influenced and adapted with cause of larger changes in the environment. The purpose of the study is also to increase the understanding of which opportunities and contrains an organization within the public sector has to adapt organizational structure and strategy, at a substantial environmental change. The study also aims to test existing theory linked to structure - strategy - business environment as well as the importance of fit between strategy and structure.

Method: As a research design, a case study has been applied on one organization within the public sector in Sweden. A deductive approach has constituted the relationship between selected theory and collected data. The study was conducted using a qualitative method where semi-structured interviews have been used as data collection method. 

Conclusion: Organizations within the public sector have the ability to influence and adapt their strategy and structure, and hence, its internal fit along the changes in their environment. Public organizations do not phrase their objectives themselves and cannot decide the domains, in which they will operate. However, public organizations can prepossess their adaptation towards the environment, through their fit between strategy and structure. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 73 p.
Keyword [en]
Environment, strategy, structure, external fit, internal fit, public organization
Keyword [sv]
Omvärld, strategi, struktur, anpassning, passform, offentlig organisation
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53080OAI: diva2:933733
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Human Resource Management - Personnel Management and Organisational Development, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-06-21 Created: 2016-06-07 Last updated: 2016-06-21Bibliographically approved

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