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Svenska ledare - Kanon eller kalkon?: Svenska ledare i den internationella miljön och dess påverkan
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

AbstractTitle:Course:Authors: Advisor: Keywords: Problem formulation:Purpose:Target Group:Theoretical perspectives: Methodology: ResultSwedish leaders abroad – A qualitative study about culture ́s influence on Swedish leadersBachelor dissertation - Business Administration, LeadershipAmanda Elg and Carl-Johan SaltarskiIngemar WictorLeadership, culture, impact and adjustmentHow can Swedish leaders in multinational companies adjust their leadership to the national culture?The aim of our study is to investigate whether Swedish managers are affected by the differences in national culture that exists between Sweden and the country that they operate in. We want to explore if they adapt their leadership to the culture.Our study is directed towards a target audience of Swedish leaders and other interested parties who wants to increase the understanding of culture ́s influence on an international career and what is required of the leader to deal with the cultural clashes that may rise.We have focused on theories related to differences in national culture and how it can affect the leadership and the organization.The study is of the qualitative type with a deductive approach where the empirical materials are gathered through interviews.Our results demonstrate leaders implementation of culture and leadership to influence the leadership of the national culture in which they operate. We have seen how leaders are affected by the national culture and how the leader adapts to achieve a successful leadership. It’s important to have an open-minded two-way communication to take advantage of the national culture. In our study we can see the effect of combine the best of both worlds to achieve a successful leadership.

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Keyword [sv]
Ledarskap, kultur, anpassning, påverkan
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19177OAI: diva2:542398
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Leadership (Business)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-08-01 Created: 2012-07-31 Last updated: 2012-08-01Bibliographically approved

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