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Allt kan ske under solen: Kvinnors karriärväg till chefsposition
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Under the sun - Everything is possible : Women’s advancement to the executive post (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att beskriva och analysera kvinnors karriärväg till chefsposition. Studien fokuserade på vilken betydelse de strategiska studie- och yrkesvalen respektive tillfälligheterna har haft under karriärvägen. Sex kvinnor i chefsposition, som samtliga arbetade i en och samma Kommun i Mellansverige medverkade i studien. Analysen utgår från kvinnornas karriärval samt de två karriärvalsteorierna Careership theory och Planned Happenstance theory. Den teoretiska basen bestod av forskning kring kvinnors karriärval och hur strategi respektive tillfälligheter inverkade. Resultatet visade att det var en kombination av både strategiska val samt tillfälligheter som bidrog till att informanterna har nått en chefsposition. Det visade även på att det kan finnas omedvetna strategier samt att kvinnorna hade flera karaktärsdrag gemensamt. Informanterna uppvisade ett stort engagemang och intresse för sina respektive yrkesområden, samt talade om hur viktigt det är att våga gå sin egen väg och följa sitt hjärta.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to define and analyze women’s advancement to the executive post. The focus was in which significance the strategic study- and vocational choices and coincidences had, on the career path. The participants in the study were six women, who all worked in an executive post in the same municipality in the Midst of Sweden. The analysis is based on women's choice of career and the two career-choice theories Careership theory and Planned Happenstance theory. The theoretical base consisted of research on women's career choices and the impact of strategy and chance. The results showed combination of both strategic choices and coincidences that contributed the informants to gain their executive posts. It also showed that there may be unaware strategies, and that the women had many qualities in common. All participants showed a great engagement and interest in their professional fields, and emphasized the importance of follow your heart and dare to go your own way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Career choice, women, executive post, strategy, chance
Keyword [sv]
Karriärval, kvinnor, chef, strategi, tillfälligheter
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-58985OAI: diva2:424289
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-28 Created: 2011-06-17 Last updated: 2011-06-28Bibliographically approved

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