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Fler kvinnor till toppen: Management för att främja jämställdhet på ledande positioner inom byggbranschen
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Research question: How can JM Construction (sv. JM Entreprenad) work to encourage women to reach leading positions within the organization based on a management perspective?

Purpose:                The purpose of this study is to describe how a male-dominated organization within the construction industry, from a management perspective, can work towards gender equality in leading positions within the organization.

Method:                 The study was of a qualitative nature based on a deductive approach, which enables interaction between theories and empirical findings. The theoretical framework was based on scientific articles and books. Empirical data collection was conducted through 21 interviews, a focus group and meetings at JM Construction as well as reports and observations. Based on theoretical framework and empirical findings, a thematic analysis was conducted.

Conclusion:            A male-dominated organization within the construction industry can, from a management perspective, work towards gender equality in leading positions by actively communicate and illustrate the importance of gender equality. An organization with few women in leading positions should work with increasing the representation of women in leading positions and exemplify female role models, because there may exist a glass ceiling in the construction industry. An organization that wants to implement gender equality in leading positions needs to formulate clear gender goals and strategies for gender quality and formulate a gender equality plan. It is important to consider gender equality as an organizational change. In order to promote women, specific support for women can be implemented, such as role models, encouragement, individual career plans and access to personal contacts through networks and mentoring programs. It is important that an organization in the construction industry considers structural capital alongside with personal qualities within a recruiting process.

Abstract [sv]

Syfte:                          Syftet med denna studie är att beskriva hur en mansdominerad organisation inom byggbranschen, ur ett ledningsperspektiv, kan arbeta för att främja jämställdhet på ledande positioner inom organisationen.

Metod:                        Studien var av kvalitativ karaktär med utgångspunkt i en deduktiv ansats, vilket möjliggjorde en interaktion mellan teori och empirisk datainsamling. Teorin var baserad på vetenskapliga artiklar och böcker. Empirisk datainsamling genomfördes via 21 intervjuer, en fokusgrupp och möten vid JM Entreprenad samt via rapporter och observationer. Utifrån teori och empiri genomfördes en tematisk analys.     

Slutsats:                      En mansdominerad organisation inom byggbranschen kan, ur ett ledningsperspektiv, arbeta med att främja jämställdhet genom att aktivt kommunicera och belysa problematiken vikten av jämställdhet. En organisation med få kvinnor i ledande positioner bör arbeta med att öka representationen av kvinnor på ledande befattningar och lyfta kvinnliga förebilder, då ett glastak kan existera inom byggbranschen. En organisation som vill främja jämställdhet på ledande positioner bör utforma tydliga jämställdhetsmål och strategier samt formulera en jämställdhetsplan. Viktigt är att jämställdhetsarbete betraktas som en organisationsförändring. För att främja kvinnor kan specifika stöd riktade mot kvinnor implementeras, exempelvis förebilder, uppmuntran, individuella karriärplaner och tillgång till personliga relationer via nätverk och mentorskapsprogram. Det är viktigt att en organisation i byggbranschen väger strukturkapital mot personliga egenskaper vid rekrytering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Manager, Glass ceiling, Career, Leader, Leadership, Management, Organization, Organizational change
Keyword [sv]
Chef, Glastak, Karriär, Ledare, Ledarskap, Ledning, Management, Organisation, Organisationsförändring
National Category
Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-36016DiVA: diva2:1118652
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JM Entreprenad
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Available from: 2017-07-03 Created: 2017-07-01 Last updated: 2017-07-03Bibliographically approved

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