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Möjligheter till kompetensutveckling: ett individperspektiv på relationen människa - organisation : en studie av individer i reklam- och revisionsföretag
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Business Administration.
1996 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Possibilities for competence development : an individual perspective on the relationship between man and organisation (English)
Abstract [en]

This study deals with individual possibilities for competence development in knowledge-intensive firms, especially advertising and audit firms. The study has an individual perspective which means that the organization is analyzed as subjective perception of indivi­duals. In this approach I seek for differences between people (subjective interpretations), instead of similarities (intersubjective interpretations). Different subjective interpretations are important for the understanding of different possibilities and restrictions individual competen­ce development. Different individuals can, depending on different values about work and life in general, have different experieces of possibilities for competence development. The rese­arch problem deals with different relations between the individual and the organization from the individual perspective of personal competence development. The empirical study is in two parts; case studies at the individual level and a questionnaire to people in advertising firms and audit firms.

From the theoretical perspective and the empirical studies, different types of relations between man and organisation have been developed; Respectful professional, respectless professional, respectful holistic, respectless holistic, sectorial professional and holistic professional. The implications of these relations are that certain individual values seems to fit these knowledge- intensive firms better than others. These individual values have been termed respectful, pro­fessional and holistic. Individuals with these values experience their possibilities of compe­tence development better than other individuals. Individuals with the values termed re­spectless and sectorial were less pleased with their companies and their possibilities of compe­tence development. The study also show that individual commitment to organisational values is important for the experienced possibilities for personal competence development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 1996. , 289 p.
Studier i företagsekonomi. Serie B, ISSN 0346-8291 ; 36
Keyword [en]
Commitment, competence development, knowledge-intensive firms, individual perspective, individual values, intersubjective interpretation, relationship, subjective interpretation, organisational values
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82895ISBN: 91-7191-115-4OAI: diva2:663817
Available from: 2013-11-13 Created: 2013-11-13 Last updated: 2013-11-13Bibliographically approved

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