Leadership and its implications on Workintegrated social enterprises
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Title: Leadership and its implications on Work integrated social enterprises
Level: Final study for Master Degree in Business Administration
University of Gävle
Department of Business Administration and Economic Studies
801 76 Gävle
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Authors: Andreas Petersson and Ivette Solla
Supervisor: Dr. Maria Fregidou-Malama
Aim: Leadership and its implications on empowering employees of work integrated social enterprises
Method: We based our study on the data gathered from two interviews of Coompanion in Sweden and four interviews on Work Integrated Social Enterprises of Hudiksvall. The data was gathered through case studies.
Major focus of the study: How a leader and the way leadership is promoted within a social enterprise can influence the people working within a Social Enterprise and specifically the role of the empowerment in social enterprises are the major focus of this study. Situational leadership was used as the theoretic model to study the role of empowerment and motivation. In order to draw our conclusions we studied four social enterprises and Coompanion, which is an organization that works as an adviser of Social Enterprises.
Result: Our analysis illustrates how the unique network consisting of the public sector, Coompanion Hudiksvall and the four Work Integrated Social Enterprises creates a win-win situation for all parts. It also creates the foundation of empowerment with a clear vision to the leaders of these four enterprises, which flows through them.
Conclusion: The network, the work integrated social enterprises and the leaders within the social enterprises coexist to create social gain, increasing society’s welfare.
Further studies: A quantitative research to find out what are the specific aspects that are relevant to the employees in terms of being motivated. Correlations between what the employee thinks are important and empowerment could be measured.
Key words: Coompanion, motivation, empowerment, social enterprise, networking, Den glada Hudik-modellen, situational leadership, case study, qualitative method.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 60 p.
Coompanion, motivation, empowerment, social enterprise, networking, Den glada Hudik-modellen, situational leadership, case study, qualitative method.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13861Archive number: FE1:12/2013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-13861DiVA: diva2:606683
Subject / course
Business administration – master’s programme (one year)
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Fregidou-Malama, Maria, universitetslektor i företagsekonomi
Hyder, Akmal, Professor i företagsekonomi