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The leadership style profiles of Irish retail managers based on their ability to perform multiple paradoxical roles.

Gillivan, David (2005) The leadership style profiles of Irish retail managers based on their ability to perform multiple paradoxical roles. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The Irish retail industry has experienced huge growth in the last ten years primarily due to the success of the Irish economy. With this success, Ireland has attracted the most affluent global retailers. Now, due to this increased competition, smaller Irish companies are forced to compete more aggressively in the market place than ever before. In this rapid change of climate, effective leadership has become a necessity for the success of Irish retailers.

Robert Quinn (1988) contends that effective leadership requires the simultaneous mastery of seemingly paradoxical capabilities. In other words in order to be effective Irish retail managers need to be able to adopt a wide array of roles in their leadership positions.

This study has been conducted to investigate the effectiveness of Irish retail managers in their leadership function based on their ability to perform multiple paradoxical roles.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Leadership
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Leadership

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Retail Industry
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 01 May 2010 13:59
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 12:40
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/158

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