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Att förstå rådgivning till småföretagare

Johansson, Anders W LU (1997)
Abstract
"Att förstå rådgivning till småföretagare" is a study concerning aspects on advising small-firm managers. The strategy is to penetrate different aspects of the advisory fundtion in order to understand it better.



Three distinct aspects have been chosen. On a basis of the consulting literature and the author´s own experience as an advisor to small firms a normative/pragmatic perspective on advising is presented in a critical way. A picture of the advice-needing client and the professional consultant is painted and questioned. The second aspect is through narrative, based on interviews with small-firm managers. Their stories are interpreted in order to uncover hidden meanings in their concept of advising. With the help of... (More)
"Att förstå rådgivning till småföretagare" is a study concerning aspects on advising small-firm managers. The strategy is to penetrate different aspects of the advisory fundtion in order to understand it better.



Three distinct aspects have been chosen. On a basis of the consulting literature and the author´s own experience as an advisor to small firms a normative/pragmatic perspective on advising is presented in a critical way. A picture of the advice-needing client and the professional consultant is painted and questioned. The second aspect is through narrative, based on interviews with small-firm managers. Their stories are interpreted in order to uncover hidden meanings in their concept of advising. With the help of the concept of client identities the small-firm managers´paradoxically low demand on consulting services can be resolved. In the third and last aspect a few advisory events are viewed through the lens of the micropractices of power. Here power and knowledge are seen as inseparable based on some of Foucault´s works. Interpretation of the advisory events shows how small-firm managers are clientified in power relations.



In the study finally is shown how the three aspects can be used together to gain a fuller understanding of advising small-firm managers than any single aspect can do. A new view of advising is suggested in which the degree of asymmetry in the relations and of ambiguity in the advising situation are taken into consideration. (Less)
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author
opponent
  • Prof. Berg, Per Olof, Institut for Ledelse, Politik og Filosofi, Blågårdsg. 23B, 2200 Köpenhamn N, Danmark
organization
alternative title
To Understand Advising the Managers of Small Firms
publishing date
type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Power., Narrative, Management Literature, Small Firms, Extension Services, Consulting, Advisory Services, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
pages
320 pages
publisher
Academia Adacta
defense location
Crafoordsalen, Ekonomicentrum.
defense date
1997-10-22 10:15
external identifiers
  • Other:ISRN: LUSADG/SAEK--97/1036--SE
ISBN
91-972763-8-3
language
Swedish
LU publication?
yes
id
675ee171-d4a8-4946-a204-116319957aa3 (old id 18118)
date added to LUP
2007-05-24 11:01:02
date last changed
2016-09-19 08:45:06
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