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Stick to your knitting: Outsourcing av ekonomihanteringen hos några små aktiebolag i Västerås
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Stick to your knitting : Outsourcing of the economic function in some small private limited companies in Västerås (English)
Abstract [en]

 

Level:                                 Master thesis in business administration, 15 credits

Date of seminar:                2009-05-29

Title:                                  Stick to your knitting – Outsourcing of the economic function in some small private limited companies in Västerås

Authors:                             Johanna Eriksson 1982

johanna.erik@gmail.com

Sandra Hansson 1982

shn04005@gmail.com

Tutor:                                 Leif Carlsson

Purpose:                             From a company perspective describe why the chosen companies in Västerås decided to either outsource or to have their economic function internally, define how the outsourcing process looks like and examine how the companies that have chosen to outsource have experienced their outsourcing situation. Further, we wish to contribute with advice for companies that are considering the option of outsourcing their economic function.

Method:                             An intensive study of existing literature and a pre-study were conducted in order to create a framework for the thesis. The pre-study was conducted with one business counselor and two suppliers of economic services and resulted in local practical examples that supplemented the found literature. The main research consisted of semi-structured personal interviews among twelve companies in different sizes in Västerås. Six of these had chosen to outsource their economic functions while the remaining six had chosen not to.

Conclusion:                       The main arguments for outsourcing were the timesaving and being able to focus on the core business, cost savings and supplier’s higher competence in economics while the main arguments against outsourcing were the loss of control and internal knowledge, the costs and that the supplier does not possess the proper industry knowledge for the specific company. The outsourcing process is short. The choice for or against outsourcing is neither planned nor evaluated or analyzed and the choice of supplier is mostly made based on recommendations from someone they are acquainted with. The implementation consists of the handing over of documents and approximately one day’s work. All respondents are satisfied with their outsourcing situations, in those cases where dissatisfaction once occurred the supplier was exchanged.

 

Abstract [sv]

 

Nivå:                                  Magisteruppsats i företagsekonomi, 15 hp

Seminariedatum:                2009-05-29

Titel:                                  Stick to your knitting – Outsourcing av ekonomihanteringen hos några små aktiebolag i Västerås

Författare:                          Johanna Eriksson 1982

johanna.erik@gmail.com

Sandra Hansson 1982

shn04005@gmail.com

Handledare:                       Leif Carlsson

Syfte:                                  Att ur ett företagarperspektiv beskriva varför ett antal utvalda företag i Västerås har valt att outsourca respektive sköta ekonomihanteringen internt, hur detta har gått till samt hur de som lägger ut ser på sin outsourcingsituation idag. Med hjälp av undersökningens resultat vill vi bidra med råd till företagare som överväger att lägga ut sin ekonomihantering.

Metod:                               En litteratursökning samt en förundersökning genomfördes för att skapa en referensram för uppsatsen. Förundersökningen gjordes bland en affärsrådgivare och två leverantörer av ekonomitjänster vilket genererade praktiska lokala exempel för att komplettera litteraturen. Huvudundersökningen utgjordes av semistrukturerade personliga intervjuer bland tolv aktiebolag i Västerås i olika storlekar. Av dessa hade sex valt att lägga ut ekonomihanteringen och övriga sex hade valt att behålla den internt.

Slutsats:                             De övervägande argumenten för outsourcing var tidsbesparingen och att de kan fokusera på kärnverksamheten, kostnadsbesparingen och att leverantören har högre kompetens avseende ekonomihantering medan argumenten mot outsourcing var förlust av kontroll och intern kunskap samt att leverantören saknar kunskap om uppdragsgivarens bransch. Outsourcingprocessen hos de undersökta företagen är relativt kort. Valet att outsourca eller sköta ekonomihanteringen internt har varken planerats, utvärderats eller analyserats. Leverantören har valts efter rekommendation från en bekant och implementeringen har endast krävt överlämning av dokument och ungefär en dags arbete. Samtliga är nöjda och i de fall där missnöje har uppstått har de valt att byta leverantör.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
outsourcing, economic function, accounting, BPO
Keyword [sv]
outsourcing, ekonomihantering, redovisning, lägga ut, BPO
National Category
Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-6131OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-6131DiVA: diva2:222839
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(Swedish)
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2009-10-29 Created: 2009-06-09 Last updated: 2009-10-29Bibliographically approved

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