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Expansionens utmaningar : en jämförande studie inom projekt- och byggledningsbranschen

by Axelsson, Cecilia; Hammarstedt, Anna

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Aim: The purpose of this study is to compare four different project management companies in the construction business that expand or already have expanded. We have examined what problems and challenges that can appear when a company expand and we have especially focused on two of them, how the organisation should be structured and the leadershipMethod: Our study has a qualitative approach and is based on theory in form of literature, academic journals and unstructured interviews with four respondents from four different companies.Result & Conclusions: Our conclusion is that it can be solved in a numerous of ways because all these four companies are successful but certain things can be solved in better ways than others. The role of the leader and how the organisation is structured have an important part if a company will have a successful and effective expansion or not.Suggestions for future research: Since we just have examined the challenges of expansion in project management companies in the construction business and interviewed only persons who have some kind of leader roles in their company our suggestions for further research is to interview the employees in the companies to get their opinion of expansion. How it all looks from their point of view and what challenges they think are the most existing.Contribution of the thesis: This study can be used by companies who are in the beginning of expansion or companies who have thoughts of expansion. Both companies in similar business or not can use this study. Since we are working in one of the organisations that are examined it can be interesting not only just to see the challenges with organisational structure and leadership. It can also be interesting for the reader to see what a normal worker thinks of expansion and the challenges, not only from the view of the leader.
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School:Högskolan i Gävle

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:project management expansion leadership organisation

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Date of Publication:10/16/2008

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