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Stressfaktorers inverkan på innovativt beteende
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Studien syftar till att få fördjupad förståelse för hur stressfaktorer kan påverka individens innovativa beteende positivt.

Metod: Studien tillämpar en kvalitativ ansats med semistrukturerade intervjuer. Totalt genomfördes elva intervjuer på Volvo Group Trucks Technology samt en intervju och ett kompletterande samtal med två tidigare anställda. Intervjusvaren har analyserats med tematisk analys

Resultat & slutsats: Nio stressfaktorer identifierades vilka skapar stress; krav, tidspress, kontroll, support, roll, kultur, riskvilja, sociala medier och mål. Studien identifierade också fem påverkansfaktorer som kan påverka utvecklingen av positiv stress; personlighet, problemlösande, självledarskap, erfarenhet och motivation. Stressfaktorer i kombination med påverkansfaktorer kan bidra till positiv stress hos individen och leda till ökat innovativt beteende.

Förslag till fortsatt forskning: Studien efterfrågar mer kvalitativ forskning på stressfaktorer och innovativt beteende. Stress- och påverkansfaktorer som identifierades i studien bör undersökas vidare. Framtida studier bör även undersöka stressfaktorer i relation till innovationsbeteendets alla tre faser. Framtida studier bör också inkludera fler kvinnor och vidare forskning på hur organisationer kan organisera för innovation.

Uppsatsens bidrag: Studiens främsta bidrag är Modell 2: Stressors Innovative Development, som visar hur stressfaktorer inverkar på innovativt beteende. Modellen ger stöd till ledare som önskar öka anställdas innovativa beteende, för att öka företagets konkurrenskraft. Modellen ger kunskap om vikten av de personliga förmågorna för att positiv stress ska utvecklas, och påverka det innovativa beteendet positivt.

Abstract [en]

Aim: This study aims to provide a deeper understanding of how stressors affect the individual innovative behavior positively.

Method: The study applies a qualitative approach with semi structured interviews. In total, eleven interviews were conducted within Volvo Group Trucks Technology and one interview and a complementary conversation with two former employees were carried out. Interview responses have been analyzed with thematic analysis.

Result & Conclusions: Nine stress creating stressors were identified; demands, time pressure, control, support, roll, culture, risk appetite, distraction and goals. The study also identified five individual capabilities, which are termed as influencing factors; personality, problem solving, personal responsibility, experience, motivation. The study finds that stress can lead to increased innovative behavior when stressors are combined with influence factors contributing to positive stress in the individual.

Suggestions for future research: To further increase the understanding of stressors and innovative behavior, more qualitative research within this field is necessary. Stressors and influencing factors, being identified in this study, should be studied in more detail. Future research should aim to study innovative behavior and stress for all three phases of Innovative Behavior. Further studies within this field should also include more women and research on how organizations can organize for innovation.

Contribution of the thesis: The study's main contribution is the Model 2: Stressors ID, which shows how stressors affect innovative behavior. The model provides support for leaders who wish to enhance employees' innovative behavior to increase the company's competitiveness. The model provides knowledge about the importance of personal capabilities in order for positive stress to evolve and influence the innovative behavior positively.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
innovation, innovative behavior, stress, stress factors, positive stress
Keyword [sv]
innovation, innovativt beteende, stress, stressfaktorer, positiv stress
National Category
Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23660OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23660DiVA: diva2:1075731
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Volvo Group Trucks Technology
Subject / course
Business administration
Educational program
Business administration
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Available from: 2017-03-10 Created: 2017-02-20 Last updated: 2017-03-10Bibliographically approved

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