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Nordens förhandlare? Vem är det? - En studie om den nationella kulturens påverkan på svenska dotterbolags organisationsstruktur vid etablering i Danmark

Özduman, Ada and Sanader, Aleksandra (2010)
Department of Service Management and Service Studies
Abstract
Companies today are forced to expand and position outside their borders. The Öresund region is a common labor market for Swedes and Danes. Since 2000, with the opening of the Öresund Bridge, circumstances have improved for the region's business climate which is in a strong growth. Both Swedish and Danish companies are working across borders to take advantage of the region's dynamic and successful development. The purpose of this paper is to get an understanding of whether the Swedish companies, which establish their subsidiaries in Denmark, adapt their organizational structure to the prevailing culture. We want to investigate how national culture affects organizational structure and how this differs between Sweden and Denmark. It is... (More)
Companies today are forced to expand and position outside their borders. The Öresund region is a common labor market for Swedes and Danes. Since 2000, with the opening of the Öresund Bridge, circumstances have improved for the region's business climate which is in a strong growth. Both Swedish and Danish companies are working across borders to take advantage of the region's dynamic and successful development. The purpose of this paper is to get an understanding of whether the Swedish companies, which establish their subsidiaries in Denmark, adapt their organizational structure to the prevailing culture. We want to investigate how national culture affects organizational structure and how this differs between Sweden and Denmark. It is interesting how Swedish companies get affected by the Danish culture when they establish their subsidiaries. To answer the purpose of this paper we used interviews with the large service companies Tieto and Handelsbanken. Thus, the theories from books and articles are being proved or disproved based on the interviews. Summing up our study we have concluded that Swedish subsidiaries should get an understanding of the Danish culture so that they operate within "the game" and that even the subtle differences are implied. Regarding the company's organizational structure it will not change based on the national culture but on the other hand the informal levels within the company will change. The informal levels that we mention are relationships between staff and manager, the decision-making process and how the communication works though it is more hierarchical in Denmark. The Swedish subsidiaries that are established in Denmark have a global structure that they apply in all countries that they are establishing in and therefore do they not adapt to a specific country. (Less)
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Özduman, Ada and Sanader, Aleksandra
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organization
year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
danmark, sverige, hofstede, nationell kultur, organisationsstruktur, multinationella företag, utlandsetablering, globalisering
language
Swedish
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1614847
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2010-06-12 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {Companies today are forced to expand and position outside their borders. The Öresund region is a common labor market for Swedes and Danes. Since 2000, with the opening of the Öresund Bridge, circumstances have improved for the region's business climate which is in a strong growth. Both Swedish and Danish companies are working across borders to take advantage of the region's dynamic and successful development. The purpose of this paper is to get an understanding of whether the Swedish companies, which establish their subsidiaries in Denmark, adapt their organizational structure to the prevailing culture. We want to investigate how national culture affects organizational structure and how this differs between Sweden and Denmark. It is interesting how Swedish companies get affected by the Danish culture when they establish their subsidiaries. To answer the purpose of this paper we used interviews with the large service companies Tieto and Handelsbanken. Thus, the theories from books and articles are being proved or disproved based on the interviews. Summing up our study we have concluded that Swedish subsidiaries should get an understanding of the Danish culture so that they operate within "the game" and that even the subtle differences are implied. Regarding the company's organizational structure it will not change based on the national culture but on the other hand the informal levels within the company will change. The informal levels that we mention are relationships between staff and manager, the decision-making process and how the communication works though it is more hierarchical in Denmark. The Swedish subsidiaries that are established in Denmark have a global structure that they apply in all countries that they are establishing in and therefore do they not adapt to a specific country.},
  author       = {Özduman, Ada and Sanader, Aleksandra},
  keyword      = {danmark,sverige,hofstede,nationell kultur,organisationsstruktur,multinationella företag,utlandsetablering,globalisering},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Nordens förhandlare? Vem är det? - En studie om den nationella kulturens påverkan på svenska dotterbolags organisationsstruktur vid etablering i Danmark},
  year         = {2010},
}