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Lean accounting: En undersökning av lean accounting i Svenska företag inom tillverkningsindustrin 
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Lean accounting : A survey of lean accounting in Swedish companies in the manufacturing industry (English)
Abstract [sv]

Till följd av globalisering och ökad konkurrens har västvärldens intresse för lean production som produktionssystem vuxit och i Sverige är lean production den verksamhetsutveckling som tillämpas i störst utsträckning. Efter implementering av lean production har organisationer upptäckt att den traditionella ekonomistyrningen behöver förändras eftersom den motverkar leans värderingar. Dessutom belyser inte de traditionella ekonomiska rapporterna förändringarna som sker till följd av lean production, något som kan resultera i att företag avbryter implementeringen. Som ett resultat har lean accounting som bygger på leans principer och metoder utvecklats för att stödja lean production. Lean accounting har trots dess fördelar en begränsad utbredning i Sverige enligt förespråkare.

Utifrån en kvalitativ studie med en abduktiv ansats har sex personliga intervjuer genomförts med respondenter bestående av förespråkare och ekonomer i företag med lean production. Arbetets insamlade teori tolkas tillsammans med empirin utifrån ett hermeneutiskt synsätt och resulterar i arbetets analys och slutsats.

Arbetets slutsats är att den begränsade utbredningen av lean beror på ekonomiavdelningars bristfälliga delaktighet i implementeringen av lean production. Eftersom bristen på delaktighet beror på ledningens oförmåga att engagera och involvera ekonomiavdelningen kan företagets ledning vara en anledning till lean accountings begränsade utbredning. När ledningen involverar och skapar delaktighet i företagets ekonomiavdelningar skapas kunskap om leans värderingar och principer som resulterar i egenutvecklade metoder och verktyg. Dock finns det en allmän okunskap om begreppet lean accounting som resulterar i att ekonomiavdelningarna inte är medvetna om att de tillämpar metoder och verktyg som kan anses vara lean accounting. En konsekvens av den missvisande uppfattningen gällande lean accountings begränsade utbredning är avsaknaden av goda exempel och bristande intresse.

Abstract [en]

As a result of globalization and increased competition, the West's interest in lean production as a production system has grown and is the business development practice that is used to the greatest extent in Sweden. After an implementation of lean production, organizations have discovered that the traditional financial control needs to be adjusted because it counteracts leans values. In addition, the traditional financial reports do not highlight the changes that occur as a result of lean production, which could result in a decision to cancel the implementation of lean production. As a result, lean accounting, which is based on lean principles and methods, has been developed in order to support lean production. Despite the advantages of lean accounting the implementation is limited in Sweden according to proponents.

The survey is based on a qualitative study with an abductive onset. Six respondents consisting of advocates and economists in companies with lean production was interviewed individually. The thesis together with the empirical data has been collected based on a hermeneutic approach, which result in the analysis and conclusion.

The study shows that the limited implementation of lean depends on the economics department's inadequate participation in the implementation of lean production. As the lack of participation depends on the management's inability to engage and involve the finance department, the company's management may be a reason to the limited implementation of lean accounting. When management involve and encourage the finance departments to participate in the lean implementation, knowledge of lean’s values and principles increase which results in the development of methods and tools. However, there is a general ignorance of the concept of lean accounting, as a result the financial departments are not aware that they apply methods and tools that can be considered lean accounting. A consequence of the misleading perception regarding lean accountings limited implementation is the lack of good examples and lack of interest. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 56 p.
Keyword [sv]
lean, lean accounting, traditionell ekonomistyrning, implementering, verksamhetsstrategi, organisationskultur, ledarskap, medarbetarskap
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31597OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-31597DiVA: diva2:947079
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Available from: 2016-07-08 Created: 2016-07-06 Last updated: 2016-07-08Bibliographically approved

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