Baselregelverkets påverkan på handlingsutrymmet
: Hur chefer på svenska banker upplever förändringar i sitt handlingsutrymme

  • Christian Madzarov
  • Lukas Nivhede

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    The Basel Accords are a collection of advice and recommendations that strives to establish a financial stability of banks all over the world. The accord exists in three versions and after the financial crisis 2008 a considerable reform was established of Basel II due to the fact that previous versions did not accurately handled risks well enough. With the increasing capital requirements and improved risk management at banks, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision wants to ensure that the previous flaws with the accord will not be repeated. This has resulted in big organizational changes for the banks. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the financial crisis 2008 and the reform of the Basel Accord that followed have affected the latitude of managerial action of the managers in swedish banks, which is based on managerial discretion that mean changes in managerial roles under influence of external factors. The study will thereby contribute with an increased understanding for this accord and point out personal perceptions of how the regulation have affected the managers.


    This bachelor thesis is based on a qualitative research where we performed eight semi-structured interviews with respondents having managerial experiences from swedish banks. The empirical data we have obtained shows that managers perceive a reduced latitude of managerial action as a consequence of more complex regulations. It’s more complicated for managers today considering how it was before the crisis to control the daily operations of the bank because of the increased demand for compliance and a stricter monitoring of risk measurement and capital requirements. We have also concluded that managers are experiencing different changes in the latitude of managerial actions depending on factors such as the bank’s size and how they introduce the various internal methods

    Date of Award2016-Nov-16
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorKristina Genell (Supervisor) & Håkan Jankensgård (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Economics and Business (502)
    • Law (505)


    • managerial discretion
    • leadership
    • the basel accord
    • risk measurement
    • financial crisis

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