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Transformellt & transaktionellt ledarskap: En kvalitativ studie om manligt och kvinnligt ledarskap och dess förmågor att lyckas
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The words leadership and further leader have gained a greater impact and are used in a wider extent within companies nowadays. Leaders play an important role when it comes to their followers and how they perceive, experience and feel at their workplace. Researchers mean that satisfied employees are easier to motivate to perform well, which further contributes to the company's success. Within the field of leadership, the focus lays on leadership styles and the three most discussed ones are: Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership and Lassiez-Faire Leadership. This Bachelor thesis focuses on the first two mentioned ones. Previous research conducted abroad, argues that these two leadership styles are possible to connect to gender and further companies ability to achieve goals. The purpose with this thesis is to gain a better understanding whether these leadership styles can be connected to gender and if these styles might influence companies success to reach goals on international companies based in Sweden. The stated research questions for this thesis follow: RQ1: How is the correlation between gender & leadership styles exhibited in international companies based in Sweden? RQ2: What is the correlation between leadership styles & achieved goals in international companies based in Sweden? With an explanatory and descriptive purpose, a qualitative approach and with help from a case study and semi-strucuted interviews on four leaders, the research questions could be answered. The main finings of this study confirm that the is a correlation between leadership styles and gender, as well leadership styles and achieved goals within companies. According to this study, there is a correlation between female leaders and transformational leadership, as well as male leaders and transactional leadership. Further, if both genders apply these leadership styles, their chances to achieve goals and reach success within their companies increases.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Leaders, transformational Leadership, transactional Leadership, followers, gender, achieving goals
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55260Local ID: c2575c62-ac3d-49b3-b674-a016634a413aOAI: diva2:1028641
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Business Administration, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20150622 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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