Upp eller ut? Ut tack!: En studie om frivillig personalomsättning på managementkonsultfirmor
Sammanfattning: The purpose of this thesis is to understand the reasons to why management consultants choose to leave their positions at large and established management consultant companies. The empirical data are made up of eleven interviews with men and women, both management consultants that have left their previous positions as well as a consultant who has chosen to stay with her first company and a representative from one of the large companies active within the management consultant industry. We have used the Job Embeddedness Theory combined with theories about identity, legitimacy, institutional norms and gender in order to understand the thoughts and reasoning behind the management consultants´ resignation. We have found that issues with the work itself and characteristics of the industry prevent the management consultants from being embedded within the management consultant company. Rather, some of the characteristics of the industry such as “up or out” and the need to constantly perform work as a “pushing-out mechanism”. If, or more accurately when, an attractive offer to work for another company is presented at the right time, the consultant chooses to leave.
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