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Ledarskap och efterföljelse: relationen mellan ledare och anställda på Lycamobile
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this day of age there is no clear definition of what leadership is and exactly what it means. Though something that all existing definitions of leadership have in common is that, it is a process of influence where the leader exerts influence over their subordinates. The concept of leadership can at first glance be seen as a clear substance that is easy to understand. However, this is not the case when one delves into the subject and begins to realize that leadership is a complex concept which includes a variety of things. How to best exercise leadership is a divided perception that may be completely different, depending on whom you ask the leader or the follower.

In this paper the aim is to explore the leadership within the company Lycamobile located in Sweden, with respect to management. Further, we examine the relationship between managers and employees and examine their adaptation to the Swedish business culture. This paper is a case study, based on adductive triangulation. The study inhabits three personal interviews and a survey. The theoretical framework consists for instance of the path-goal theory and situational leadership.

The result demonstrates that Lycamobiles leadership is very authoritarian and differs from the Swedish business cultures leadership in a hierarchal manner. The employees at Lycamobile find no major problems with this type of leadership and the majority is happy with their work. This is partly because most employees and managers can identify with each other. Nevertheless, there are some who wish for the leadership to be more transformative.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Leadership, followers, culture, Sweden
Keyword [sv]
Ledarskap, efterföljare, kultur, Sverige
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18641OAI: diva2:610748
Subject / course
Business Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-03-13 Created: 2013-03-12 Last updated: 2013-03-13Bibliographically approved

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