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En studie av ledarskapsstilar inom offentlig och privat sektor
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 thesisAlternative title
A study of leadership styles in public and private sector (English)
Abstract [en]

Through our study we have found that there are moresimilarities than differences in leadership styles. The dominant leadership style of managers in both private and public sector is the democratic leadership style, often in combination with other styles; most notably the authoritarian leadership style. The charismatic leadership style doesn't seem to be popular in neither private nor public sector.

Title:                                                                              A study of leadership styles in public and private sector 

Course:                                                    Bachelor Dissertation - Leadership

Authors:                                                  Milos Kostic and Rudina Shabani

Advisor:                                                   Ingemar Wictor

Keyword:                                                Leadership style, public, private, leadership

Problem formulation:          What differences and similarities in leadership styles are there between managers in private companies and managers in public companies?

Purpose:                                                  Our purpose has been to find which similarities and differences there are in leadership styles between managers in private sector and managers in public sector.

Theoretical framework:       After studying the theory of leadership, we found four different leadership styles relevant to our study. In the theoretical framework we discuss theories of authoritarian leadership, democratic leadership, laissez-faire leadership and charismatic leadership. The Managerial Grid is also discussed. The second part of the theoretical framework consists of a presentation of private and public sectors along with an account of differences between them.

Methodology:                                          In our methodology we conducted a qualitative study with a deductive approach along with a quantitative study. The empirical data we collected is through six interviews and six questionnaires. We interviewed three managers in the public sector and three managers in the private side. All managers answered our questionnaire after the interviews were done.

Results:                                                    Through our study we have found that there are more                                                                                       similarities than differences in leadership styles. The dominant

leadership style of managers in both private and public sector is the democratic leadership style, often in combination with other styles; most notably the authoritarian leadership style. The charismatic leadership style doesn't seem to be popular in neither private nor public sector.

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2012.
Keyword [sv]
ledarskap, ledarskapsstil, offentlig sektor, privat sektor
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19541OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-19541DiVA: diva2:550845
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Leadership (Business)
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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