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Bohlin, Daniel (2007) Ledningsarbetet hos ett krisföretag. Other thesis, SLU.

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Almost every company sooner or later ends up in a more or less difficult economical situation. The reason for the economical crisis varies for each individual case but common for them all is that it is the management group that has failed in their work to guide the organisation to avoid a negative result. The next common denominator is that it is the management group that has to handle the changes in the company's environment and lead the company out of the crisis. But how can they do this and take decisions in a rational and effective way and is there warnings signals that the management group missed before the crisis was a fact? This is some of the questions that this study is going to discuss and analyze. The aim of the study is from a management perspective chart the strategic work of the company's management work when handling an economical crisis. The expectation is that the study can be used to get an understanding for when a company is in the danger zone to get into an economical crisis, and how the management group can act to solve the crisis. To be able to reach the aim of the study the hermeneutic tradition has been followed. The theory is collected from management literature and every theory section is ended with a hypothesis that later is discussed in the analytical part of the study. The empirical part is collected through a case study that has been carried out in a company that has gone through an economical crisis. The qualitative interview with the case company's MD has been carried out to be able to analyse their management work and was structured as a free interview. The conclusions are that the company's management has to be aware of the different warning signals to be able to anticipate, and through that, avoid the economical crisis. If the management doesn't have that knowledge there is a high risk that the company ends up in a difficult economical situation with a potential bankruptcy as a consequence. When the organisation already is in the crisis it's important that they work in a rational way with different models as help to be able to take decisions and to solve the situation. In the analysis of the hypotheses that was going to investigate if the case company had missed warning signals, there wasn`t enough evidence to definitely establish that fact. The case company's MD meant that the company didn't used any models but the analytical part showed that the management group used a system that was similar to the problem solving circle. Therefore the analyse showed that the case company had worked and taken decisions through a well thought out and rational way.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Ekonomisk krishantering, företagsledning, varningssignaler, rationellt beslutsfattande
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences > Dept. of Economics
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Depositing User: Daniel Bohlin
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:52
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/1741

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