En klods om benet? – En analyse af HRD-funktionen som institutionaliseret praksisform||Integreret speciale i Psykologi og Virksomhedsstudier

Roar Løvind Andersen & Louise Bender Jensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


It is our constant search for meaning and claim of knowledge that has created this thesis. For many years now human has negotiated and created meaning to be able to stabilize and balance their knowledge about reality. E.g. words like competitiveness, Welfare state, and human rights have become such a natural part of our language and everyday life, that it is considered true ideals. This thesis examines creation, constitution and negotiation of meaning and knowledge and takes the natural out of human nature. The thesis is based on a case-study of the Human Resource department in a specific company. Therefore, we examine how the HRD-consultants create meaning and knowledge in a local, historical and societal practice and what consequences this might have for the constitution of their identity, the organizational surroundings they are a part of, and the human being in the enterprise. As a theoretical perspective on the institutionalization of the HRD-department we have carried out a historical discourse-analysis of the discontinuity of the enterprise as it has been discontinued in the Journal; Erhvervsøkonomisk tidsskrift from the year 1956 to 2001. The analysis was carried out with the purpose of understanding the enterprise as a historically institutionalized practice. Amongst others the thesis considers the complex connections we find there is between Psychology and Business studies which is met in amongst other areas like Management, Organizational theory and Organizational learning. It considers the contrary identity of the HRD-department and what effects this might have on the employee in the enterprise.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatVirksomhedsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2005
VejledereBoel Jørgensen


  • Meningsdannelse
  • Human Resource
  • Virksomhedsstudier
  • Virksomhed
  • diskurs
  • Psykologi
  • socialkonstruktivisme