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"Quality people makes quality products" - En studie kring de anställdas upplevelse av att inneha makt vid tre svenska företag i Sri Lanka

Pihel, Maria LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper intends to present a picture of how the employees at three factories in Sri Lanka percieve themselves in terms of influence and power in their workplace. The three factories are all under swedish ownership; Dem Collective, Tailor Store and Trelleborg. The three companies have been chosen because of their ambition to be good employers, but they have all chosen different paths to achieve that goal. Dem Collective is a company that follows the rules of fair trade, Tailor Store is working with their own Code of Conduct and Trelleborg is the first company within an economic free trade zone in Sri Lanka to adopt a collective agreement. The study is not meant to pinpoint a ”best practice”, but is focusing on what it is that makes the... (More)
This paper intends to present a picture of how the employees at three factories in Sri Lanka percieve themselves in terms of influence and power in their workplace. The three factories are all under swedish ownership; Dem Collective, Tailor Store and Trelleborg. The three companies have been chosen because of their ambition to be good employers, but they have all chosen different paths to achieve that goal. Dem Collective is a company that follows the rules of fair trade, Tailor Store is working with their own Code of Conduct and Trelleborg is the first company within an economic free trade zone in Sri Lanka to adopt a collective agreement. The study is not meant to pinpoint a ”best practice”, but is focusing on what it is that makes the employees percieve themselves as subjects of power and influence according to Lukes definition of power and Kabeers definition of empowerment. The study is based on interviews which have been performed with a selection of the workers from two of the factories and a focus group from the third factory. As a complement interviews have also been performed with top managers at the three factories. The conclusion is that the notion of power is not necessarily connected to actual power. (Less)
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Pihel, Maria LU
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STVK01 20102
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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empowerment, power, Sri Lanka, production, influence, trade, CSR, ethical initiative
language
Swedish
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1758305
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2011-02-10 15:42:41
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  abstract     = {This paper intends to present a picture of how the employees at three factories in Sri Lanka percieve themselves in terms of influence and power in their workplace. The three factories are all under swedish ownership; Dem Collective, Tailor Store and Trelleborg. The three companies have been chosen because of their ambition to be good employers, but they have all chosen different paths to achieve that goal. Dem Collective is a company that follows the rules of fair trade, Tailor Store is working with their own Code of Conduct and Trelleborg is the first company within an economic free trade zone in Sri Lanka to adopt a collective agreement. The study is not meant to pinpoint a ”best practice”, but is focusing on what it is that makes the employees percieve themselves as subjects of power and influence according to Lukes definition of power and Kabeers definition of empowerment. The study is based on interviews which have been performed with a selection of the workers from two of the factories and a focus group from the third factory. As a complement interviews have also been performed with top managers at the three factories. The conclusion is that the notion of power is not necessarily connected  to actual power.},
  author       = {Pihel, Maria},
  keyword      = {empowerment,power,Sri Lanka,production,influence,trade,CSR,ethical initiative},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Quality people makes quality products" - En studie kring de anställdas upplevelse av att inneha makt vid tre svenska företag i Sri Lanka},
  year         = {2010},
}