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The portrayal of leadership in popular culture

Dahlqvist, Marcus LU ; Nenzén, Peter LU and Randerz, Nils LU (2020) FEKH49 20192
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide in-depth research on power and influence attempts in the context of leadership, through analyzing the discourse in popular culture in the form of movies.

Methodology: In order to address the research question a qualitative study has been conducted with a discourse analysis as the main tool, complemented with a narrative analysis. The reasoning behind the paper is social constructionism, with an abductive approach.

Theoretical perspectives: This study was conducted with the theoretical perspective of affecting leadership effectiveness through the use of deliberately structured influence attempts.

Empirical foundation: The source of the empirical material was popular culture in the... (More)
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide in-depth research on power and influence attempts in the context of leadership, through analyzing the discourse in popular culture in the form of movies.

Methodology: In order to address the research question a qualitative study has been conducted with a discourse analysis as the main tool, complemented with a narrative analysis. The reasoning behind the paper is social constructionism, with an abductive approach.

Theoretical perspectives: This study was conducted with the theoretical perspective of affecting leadership effectiveness through the use of deliberately structured influence attempts.

Empirical foundation: The source of the empirical material was popular culture in the form of movies. Specifically, the two movies The Dark Knight and Inception.

Conclusions: The study’s three key findings were mirroring of discourse and influence tactics within influence attempts, that discourse and power affect one another, and ambiguity in the outcome of an influence attempts. All in the context of leadership, portrayed in popular culture. (Less)
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Dahlqvist, Marcus LU ; Nenzén, Peter LU and Randerz, Nils LU
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organization
alternative title
A discourse analysis of leadership power and influence attempts in movies
course
FEKH49 20192
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Leadership, influence tactics, power, discourse analysis, popular culture.
language
English
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9004292
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2020-02-12 11:19:18
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  abstract     = {Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide in-depth research on power and influence attempts in the context of leadership, through analyzing the discourse in popular culture in the form of movies.

Methodology: In order to address the research question a qualitative study has been conducted with a discourse analysis as the main tool, complemented with a narrative analysis. The reasoning behind the paper is social constructionism, with an abductive approach.

Theoretical perspectives: This study was conducted with the theoretical perspective of affecting leadership effectiveness through the use of deliberately structured influence attempts.

Empirical foundation: The source of the empirical material was popular culture in the form of movies. Specifically, the two movies The Dark Knight and Inception.

Conclusions: The study’s three key findings were mirroring of discourse and influence tactics within influence attempts, that discourse and power affect one another, and ambiguity in the outcome of an influence attempts. All in the context of leadership, portrayed in popular culture.},
  author       = {Dahlqvist, Marcus and Nenzén, Peter and Randerz, Nils},
  keyword      = {Leadership,influence tactics,power,discourse analysis,popular culture.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The portrayal of leadership in popular culture},
  year         = {2020},
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