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Hybrid bureaucracies? Control and autonomy in small consultancy firms

Pedersen, Kristoffer Riis (2010)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
This research proposal outlines a plan for a 4 year multiple case study on the degree of bureaucracy and the type of control and autonomy in small partnership-based consultancy firms. These areas are particular interesting in relation to discussions of bureaucratic hybrids - most notably those of soft- and post-bureaucracies - where a literature review shows that there are empirical and theoretical discrepancies related to these ideas. As such more studies are needed and, it is argued, particular in small consultancy firms as these, by some, are seen as the ideal-types of the post-bureaucratic ideal.
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author
Pedersen, Kristoffer Riis
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Management of enterprises, small-sized firms, control, autonomy, soft-bureaucracy, post-bureaucracy, bureaucratic hybrids, KIF, bureaucracy, Consultancy firms, knowledge-intensive firms, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
2169666
date added to LUP
2010-06-04 00:00:00
date last changed
2012-11-12 11:52:42
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  abstract     = {This research proposal outlines a plan for a 4 year multiple case study on the degree of bureaucracy and the type of control and autonomy in small partnership-based consultancy firms. These areas are particular interesting in relation to discussions of bureaucratic hybrids - most notably those of soft- and post-bureaucracies - where a literature review shows that there are empirical and theoretical discrepancies related to these ideas. As such more studies are needed and, it is argued, particular in small consultancy firms as these, by some, are seen as the ideal-types of the post-bureaucratic ideal.},
  author       = {Pedersen, Kristoffer Riis},
  keyword      = {Management of enterprises,small-sized firms,control,autonomy,soft-bureaucracy,post-bureaucracy,bureaucratic hybrids,KIF,bureaucracy,Consultancy firms,knowledge-intensive firms,Företagsledning,management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hybrid bureaucracies? Control and autonomy in small consultancy firms},
  year         = {2010},
}