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An analysis of the leadership in Cameron

Kiernan, Jennifer (2013) An analysis of the leadership in Cameron. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study is based on Cameron, a US multinational manufacturing company whose head office is in Houston, Texas and the organisation used in this study, Cameron Ireland Limited based in Ireland. The research aims to identify the leadership exhibited within the organisation and to compare this to the key principles of the Cameron Leadership Essentials program. The data is further analysed to understand if the management practices within Cameron Ireland Limited are consistent.

The researcher assumed a practitioner research role. The researcher attempted to establish if the leadership style was; reflective of the corporation's philosophy and secondly if leadership style was the same within the management team in Cameron Ireland.

The methodology used throughout the research was a combination of three parts; primary research was qualitative and the logic was inductive consisting of a survey completed by employees where n=136, and secondary data consisted of a literature review on management, leadership, the manufacturing environment and finally examining the results of the survey through a focus group.

The results from this study indicate that Cameron Corporation have a clearly defined leadership model which is both relevant and meaningful with the organisational culture. It is reflected within Cameron Ireland however there is still room for improvement which can be addressed by a focus on training leaders. There is further research required to determine exact gaps in the skill set of leaders and to the consistent approach of leadership within Cameron Ireland Limited.

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 > Specific Industries > Manufacturing Industry
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2013 09:48
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2013 09:48
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/915

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