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Different management styles in different ages?
Södertörn University College, School of Business Studies.
Södertörn University College, School of Business Studies.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper has been written with the intention to examine whether there are differences inleadership styles among managers belonging to different generations. Studies conductedduring the first semester 2009, and the generations that was studied on in the survey belongedto the 50th and 70th generation. This is because it may be of interest to shed light on possibledifferences in managers' behavior, depending on their generation.The survey is undertaken by a non-probability sample and focused on making a subjectiveselection of respondents. Interviews are conducted with the help of deep questions and therespondents to this report were selected in five different companies and in total there are tenwho participated. This report is based on the comparisons, then immerse themselves in thevarious theoretical ideas around leadership and compared with what the leaders are talkingabout during the interviews. It has drawn conclusions from the theories for the very purposeto see if there are any differences between the various managers.The investigation has resulted in that the people from the 70th generation could more closelybe connected with a small detail-driven leadership theory and the vision that managers haveon employees is that they have the capacity to control and manage their own work.The peolple from the 50th generation are more tuned in to the theory of the trans-formativeleadership especially to the fourth cornerstone in the theory. That states that a leader isdistinguished by being constantly available for consultation and is responsive to employeeneeds.In conclusion, the investigation revealed that both groups at a general interpretation see theresult and the staff as a reciprocal relationship. At a more thorough analysis, the authorsconcluded that the people from the 50th generation had a little higher priority on results thanon the staff.

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2009. , 47 p.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-3235OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-3235DiVA: diva2:296026
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2010-01-15, MC213, Alfred Nobels allé 7, Stockholm, 10:00 (Swedish)
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-02-18 Created: 2010-02-17 Last updated: 2010-02-18Bibliographically approved

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