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Title: Leadership and leadership dramaturgy in Greek organizations
Author: Sapounas, Nikolaus V.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2721 4690
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2010
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The present research revolves around the fact that dramaturgy, especially at the organizational level and in particular in Greek organizations, has not been explored in-depth before. In other terms, the study tries to break free from the dramaturgical 'small case studies' approach that was pursued hitherto and formulate a theory on organizational studies that is absent so far. By doing so, the study combined leadership dramaturgy with ideas of social network analysis. Consequently, in order to examine the theory's validity a total of 126 interviews and 216 questionnaires were employed, in Greece, across three different sectors, namely, the public service sector, the defense sector and the business sector, and within a total of eight organizations in two different cities. The specific approach included cultural aspects hence, making cross-cultural comparisons possible. Moreover, so as to develop further- understanding in leadership dramaturgy ethnography was utilized for atime span of about ten , months. The empirical findings indicated that leadership dramaturgy exists in all regions of an organization and when an objective is to be obtained the employees' interactions are goal- driven, a range of facades are implemented and social network's networking is utilized. Furthermore, although Greek organizations were structured around Anglo-Saxon models differences were observed in their operational level that was due to cultural influences. Finally, the theory's propositions and examinations in the present study provide an alternative way of approaching leadership dramaturgy.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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