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Ett ord, många ansikten?: En studie av ledares arbete över nationsgränser
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka om, och i så fall hur, svenska ledare anpassar sitt ledarskap i mötet med andra kulturer. Tyngdpunkten ligger på att undersöka ledares reflektioner omkring kultur och ledarskap samt ta reda på hur interkulturella erfarenheter påverkar arbetsrollen och ledaren som person.

Metod: Uppsatsen arbetar med en kvalitativ undersökningsmetod, tre intervjuer ligger till grund för det empiriska materialet. Litteratur och artiklar inom områdena ledarskap, kultur och kommunikation har studerats för att samla information till den teoretiska referensramen.

Resultat och slutsats: Vi har kommit fram till att man som ledare verksam över nationsgränser blir tvungen att anpassa sig i mötet med andra kulturer. Ett situationsanpassat ledarskap är därmed nödvändigt. Interaktionen skiljer sig från kultur till kultur, därför bör man känna till de skillnader som råder. Vi menar vidare att affärsvärldens gränser tenderar att suddas ut.

Förslag till vidare forskning: Det skulle vara intressant att genomföra en observation för att på så sätt öka insynen i själva samspelet. Vidare vore det intressant att studera hur ledarens självbild påverkas av mötet med andra kulturer, tar han med sig jobbet hem?

Uppsatsens bidrag: Vi vill med denna uppsats bidra med fördjupad kunskap om begrepp som ledarskap, kultur och interkulturell kommunikation. Vår förhoppning är att ledare verksamma över nationsgränser ska finna denna studie givande.

Nyckelord: Ledarskap, kultur, kommunikation, interkulturell kommunikation, modernt, situationsanpassat ledarskap.

Abstract [en]

Aim: The purpose of this thesis is to determine if, and how, the Swedish leader adapts its leadership skills when confronted by other cultures. The interest is to examine the leader’s opinions and reflections about other cultures, and how their intercultural experience influences their job performance and them as human beings.

Method: The approach of this thesis is from a qualitative analytical point of view, three interviews helped to lay the foundation of the empirical material. Literature and articles have been collected and reviewed within the areas of leadership, culture, and communication in order to gather the facts needed for the theoretical references.

Result & Conclusion: Our discoveries have led us to conclude that a leader across borders requires adaptation and embracement of other cultures. The interaction within cultures differ greatly in certain areas, therefore it is of importance to be educated about the differences. This justifies how the borders within the world of business tend to evaporate.

Suggestion for future research: It would be interesting to conclude this study through an observational approach to highlight the area of interaction within cultures. Another interesting factor to analyze is to examine how the leader distinguishes between home and personal life with these influences.

Contribution of the thesis: Our goal with this study has been to contribute a deeper knowledge about terms such as leadership, culture, and intercultural communication. We believe that leaders across borders will find this study extremely rewarding.

Key words: Leadership, culture, communication, intercultural communication, modern,

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , p. 62
Keywords [en]
leadership, culture, communication, intercultural communication, modern, situational leadership
Keywords [sv]
ledarskap, kultur, kommunikation, interkulturell kommunikation, modernt, situationsanpassat ledarskap
National Category
Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-6905Archive number: E3BA: DiVA 074/2010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-6905DiVA, id: diva2:324334
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-06-14 Last updated: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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