Examining the Role of Labor Shortage in the Context of Corporate Growth: An Approach to Facilitate Growth by Circumventing the Problem

Paul-Philip Weiser

Student thesis: Master thesis


This master thesis examines the problem of labor shortage and researches what role it plays in the context of corporate growth. Further, the research seeks potential solutions to overcome this issue and facilitate growth. The researcher employs in-depth interviews as well as participant observations to shed light on the research question: How do companies perceive the role of labor shortage and its effects on the firm’s growth? The research is centered on companies in the construction industry as labor shortage is quite significant in this industry and the researcher could leverage his personal network to get valuable insights. The research has revealed that labor and talent shortage are severe threats to construction firms and have impeding effects on corporate growth. In order to facilitate growth, companies should focus on the problem of talent shortage in the first place as it precedes general labor shortage. To circumvent this issue, business model innovation has surfaced as a potential solution

EducationsMSc in International Business, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2018
Number of pages76