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Leadership and Management within the Events Industry – The Impacts of Contexts

Mattsson, Sofia LU and Åkerlund, Emma LU (2014) FEKH49 20141
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Purpose: In this thesis we want to investigate the impact of different contexts within the events industry by distinguishing how our respondents perceive leadership and management to be executed within different events and the effect of contexts upon these two roles.

Methodology: This thesis is situated within a constructionist viewpoint. Consequently we have conducted a qualitative study based on an inductive approach where semi-structured interviews have been performed to collect our empirical material.

Theoretical perspectives: For this thesis we have used theoretical perspectives concerning identity and culture. These perspectives have worked as an aid when analysing the empirical materials as well as providing us with a deeper... (More)
Purpose: In this thesis we want to investigate the impact of different contexts within the events industry by distinguishing how our respondents perceive leadership and management to be executed within different events and the effect of contexts upon these two roles.

Methodology: This thesis is situated within a constructionist viewpoint. Consequently we have conducted a qualitative study based on an inductive approach where semi-structured interviews have been performed to collect our empirical material.

Theoretical perspectives: For this thesis we have used theoretical perspectives concerning identity and culture. These perspectives have worked as an aid when analysing the empirical materials as well as providing us with a deeper understanding of the subjects.

Empirical foundation: We have interviewed seven individuals, each of whom has extensive experience of the organisation of various events. Consequently all respondents have experience from senior positions of leadership and management, both within the range of small private events to large scale events, as well as on a local to an international level.

Conclusions: Our analysis shows the respondents perceive the roles of leadership and management as to being adapted according to the situation within different events, since contexts cause impact upon the roles. Although, we observe that leadership and management within events is being adapted as to fit the general culture based on context. We perceive that individuals within the industry strive to identify themselves with the network group, something we believe has led to the enforced spreading of the general culture across the industry and therefore it affects how leadership and management are being executed. (Less)
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Mattsson, Sofia LU and Åkerlund, Emma LU
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organization
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FEKH49 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Culture, Identity, Event, Leadership, Management
language
English
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4628258
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2014-09-15 16:12:54
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  abstract     = {Purpose: In this thesis we want to investigate the impact of different contexts within the events industry by distinguishing how our respondents perceive leadership and management to be executed within different events and the effect of contexts upon these two roles.

Methodology: This thesis is situated within a constructionist viewpoint. Consequently we have conducted a qualitative study based on an inductive approach where semi-structured interviews have been performed to collect our empirical material.

Theoretical perspectives: For this thesis we have used theoretical perspectives concerning identity and culture. These perspectives have worked as an aid when analysing the empirical materials as well as providing us with a deeper understanding of the subjects.

Empirical foundation: We have interviewed seven individuals, each of whom has extensive experience of the organisation of various events. Consequently all respondents have experience from senior positions of leadership and management, both within the range of small private events to large scale events, as well as on a local to an international level.

Conclusions: Our analysis shows the respondents perceive the roles of leadership and management as to being adapted according to the situation within different events, since contexts cause impact upon the roles. Although, we observe that leadership and management within events is being adapted as to fit the general culture based on context. We perceive that individuals within the industry strive to identify themselves with the network group, something we believe has led to the enforced spreading of the general culture across the industry and therefore it affects how leadership and management are being executed.},
  author       = {Mattsson, Sofia and Åkerlund, Emma},
  keyword      = {Culture,Identity,Event,Leadership,Management},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Leadership and Management within the Events Industry – The Impacts of Contexts},
  year         = {2014},
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