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Interim Management – The way to capture a manager´s true value

Olsson, Louise and Hansson, Lisa (2006)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The thesis has two aims to first describe the phenomena by explaining how interim management works and what the charachteristics of an interim manger are. The second aim is to look at the value issue of interim management; What value does an interim manager provide to a company and how do interim managers try to capture and cultivate this?The qualitative method has been used. The interim management market analysed in this thesis can be stated to consist of three parts; the interim manager as a provider of knowledge, a client firm in need of a temporary manager, and an interim agency in between working as an intermediary/supplier. The characteristics of interim managers are; they are in general self-employers and rather generalists than... (More)
The thesis has two aims to first describe the phenomena by explaining how interim management works and what the charachteristics of an interim manger are. The second aim is to look at the value issue of interim management; What value does an interim manager provide to a company and how do interim managers try to capture and cultivate this?The qualitative method has been used. The interim management market analysed in this thesis can be stated to consist of three parts; the interim manager as a provider of knowledge, a client firm in need of a temporary manager, and an interim agency in between working as an intermediary/supplier. The characteristics of interim managers are; they are in general self-employers and rather generalists than specialists, meaning they are experienced and have great knowledge skills. The challenges and the flexibility of their chosen career are the main drivers behind them becoming interim managers. They can be considered to be knowledge workers and the most suitable statement for that have showed to be as a cause of the knowledge they bring, both to the client companies that they temporary work in, but even for them selves. Their big drive is new challenges therefore their knowledge will continue to grow. Since their products they are selling are their knowledge and experiences they will capture and cultivate their own value. (Less)
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author
Olsson, Louise and Hansson, Lisa
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Interim management, Intellectual capital, Knowledge management, Knowledge workers, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1346694
date added to LUP
2006-09-01
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2012-04-02 16:15:26
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  abstract     = {The thesis has two aims to first describe the phenomena by explaining how interim management works and what the charachteristics of an interim manger are. The second aim is to look at the value issue of interim management; What value does an interim manager provide to a company and how do interim managers try to capture and cultivate this?The qualitative method has been used. The interim management market analysed in this thesis can be stated to consist of three parts; the interim manager as a provider of knowledge, a client firm in need of a temporary manager, and an interim agency in between working as an intermediary/supplier. The characteristics of interim managers are; they are in general self-employers and rather generalists than specialists, meaning they are experienced and have great knowledge skills. The challenges and the flexibility of their chosen career are the main drivers behind them becoming interim managers. They can be considered to be knowledge workers and the most suitable statement for that have showed to be as a cause of the knowledge they bring, both to the client companies that they temporary work in, but even for them selves. Their big drive is new challenges therefore their knowledge will continue to grow. Since their products they are selling are their knowledge and experiences they will capture and cultivate their own value.},
  author       = {Olsson, Louise and Hansson, Lisa},
  keyword      = {Interim management,Intellectual capital,Knowledge management,Knowledge workers,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Interim Management – The way to capture a manager´s true value},
  year         = {2006},
}