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Managers´ perception of leadership in the 21st Century

Otto, Max and Olsson, Emma (2006)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
We have decided to conduct a case study of German and Swedish mid-level managers within the automobile industry. Primarily we used a qualitative method of investigation and a phenomenographical methodological approach in order to conduct an in depth analysis. We conducted semi-structured interviews with six mid-level managers each in Germany and Sweden. The semi-structured interviews allowed us to conduct flexible interviews which enabled these managers to speak relatively freely about their own view of leadership. Throughout our investigation we have based our results on the empirical findings and at the same time sought explanations to different phenomenon in relevant secondary data, such as management literature, thus used the abductive... (More)
We have decided to conduct a case study of German and Swedish mid-level managers within the automobile industry. Primarily we used a qualitative method of investigation and a phenomenographical methodological approach in order to conduct an in depth analysis. We conducted semi-structured interviews with six mid-level managers each in Germany and Sweden. The semi-structured interviews allowed us to conduct flexible interviews which enabled these managers to speak relatively freely about their own view of leadership. Throughout our investigation we have based our results on the empirical findings and at the same time sought explanations to different phenomenon in relevant secondary data, such as management literature, thus used the abductive method of investigation. (Less)
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author
Otto, Max and Olsson, Emma
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Leadership, mid-level manager, perception, culture, leadership style, communication, situational leadership, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1343239
date added to LUP
2006-10-30
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2012-04-02 16:17:16
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  abstract     = {We have decided to conduct a case study of German and Swedish mid-level managers within the automobile industry. Primarily we used a qualitative method of investigation and a phenomenographical methodological approach in order to conduct an in depth analysis. We conducted semi-structured interviews with six mid-level managers each in Germany and Sweden. The semi-structured interviews allowed us to conduct flexible interviews which enabled these managers to speak relatively freely about their own view of leadership. Throughout our investigation we have based our results on the empirical findings and at the same time sought explanations to different phenomenon in relevant secondary data, such as management literature, thus used the abductive method of investigation.},
  author       = {Otto, Max and Olsson, Emma},
  keyword      = {Leadership,mid-level manager,perception,culture,leadership style,communication,situational leadership,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Managers´ perception of leadership in the 21st Century},
  year         = {2006},
}