Utmaningen som möts idag utvecklar styrkan som behövs imorgon
: en studie om teamresiliens i revisionsteam

Translated title of the thesis: The challenge that is faced today develops the strength needed for tomorrow: A study about team resilience in audit teams
  • Linn Persson Zetterström
  • Christian Tingecz

    Student thesis: Master, one year

    Abstract

    Purpose: The purpose of the study is to explain the relation between team job demands and team resilience in audit teams and how the organizational culture affects this relationship.

    Theories: The study mainly deals with profession theory, contingency theory, group behaviour theories and theories concerning job demands.

    Method: The study is conducted by quantitative scientific method in the form of an enquiry aimed at approved and authorized auditors as well as auditor assistants. Further, the study use a deductive scientific approach and data is analyzed by Cronbach’s Alpha, factor analysis, correlation matrix and multiple linear regression.

    Results: The team job demand workload negatively correlates with the development of team resilience in audit teams, while role ambiguity and structured judgements positively correlates. The team job demands role conflict, commercialization, industry specialization and double loyalties do not significantly correlate with the development of team resilience in audit teams. In addition, organizational culture does not have a moderating effect on the correlation between team job demands and the development of team resilience in audit teams, instead it directly correlates positively with team resilience. 

    Conclusions: Challenges as in the team job demands role ambiguity and structured judgements strengthens audit teams for future challenges, while the team job demand workload impede audit teams ability to cope with future challenges. Thus, there is not a common trend concerning team job demands correlation with the development of team resilience. Further, a collectivistic organizational culture is preferred since it is beneficial for developing team resilience among audit teams.

    Date of Award2016-Aug-24
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorTimurs Umans (Supervisor), Pernilla Broberg (Supervisor) & Torbjörn Tagesson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics

    Courses and Subjects

    • Företagsekonomi

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Business Administration (50202)

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