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Publication date: 17 November 2000

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Structural Road Accident Models
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ISBN: 978-0-08-043061-4

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Structural Road Accident Models
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-08-043061-4

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Publication date: 29 April 2014

Sandra Jönsson, Tuija Muhonen, Christina Scholten and Anders S. Wigerfelt

The purpose of this paper is to discuss and problematise how leadership and employees, or “employeeship”, are constructed within IKEA, a global firm often associated with…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss and problematise how leadership and employees, or “employeeship”, are constructed within IKEA, a global firm often associated with national identity, and connected to distinct values and a leadership ideal. From a critical management perspective, the authors' intent was to study whether there were hierarchies and polarisations in constructions of leadership and, if so, how they were manifested.

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The empirical material consists of 17 interviews with Swedish and non-Swedish managers at the senior management level and internal documents.

Findings

The analysis of the empirical material supports the finding that employees are constructed in superior vs subordinate positions based on beliefs about nationality (ethnicity), wherein the construction of Swedishness is ranked above other nationalities. Based on these constructions, two different dimensions of a leader emerge. The first dimension is one of leading and supporting, which involves personal development and is regarded as something positive. The second dimension involves being a manager, which is perceived as conservative, dreary and unappealing.

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The study illustrates how leaders in a global firm construct hierarchies and polarisation in the daily work.

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Cross Cultural Management, vol. 21 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Publication date: 1 January 1972

On a college notice board a large colour poster shows a girl smoking a cigar. The caption reads ‘Girls are not supposed to smoke cigars. What else is it they are not…

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On a college notice board a large colour poster shows a girl smoking a cigar. The caption reads ‘Girls are not supposed to smoke cigars. What else is it they are not supposed to do?’ The answer is in smaller type: ‘A girl is not supposed to think she is anything except a girl. A girl is not supposed to take charge of anything. A girl is not supposed to care about getting a lengthy education, because she will only want to get married and have children. And the punchline: ‘The prejudices are many but it is possible to break them.’

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Education + Training, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 24 September 2018

Robert P. Sroufe

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Integrated Management
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-561-0

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