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Shared Leadership Among Vietnamese Entrepreneuers In Poland

In: Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Human Resource Management

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  • Agnieszka Brzozowska

    () (Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw)

  • Julita Majczyk

    () (Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw)

Abstract

This paper analyses how leadership, which is distributed among community members where there is no appointed formal leader, can impact family-run businesses. We propose shared leadership concept as an interpretation of business behavior of immigrant entrepreneurs. Empirically, we draw upon data from semi-structured interviews conducted with Vietnamese chosen as an interrogated society due to the fact that there are a very entrepreneurial group in comparison with other groups of immigrants in Poland. Through understanding how they lead their business, cooperate with ethnic members, or share knowledge, we explore the distributed leadership concept in terms of environmental and social terms, and business effectiveness. For the purpose of the study we use following terms: shared, distributed, or collective interchangeably. We reach the conclusion that in the described community there is no term such as “leader”. Instead of one person influencing there are multiple community members being leaders in a certain situation. The data show they inspire themselves mutually. We reach the conclusion that shared leadership can have positive impact on community performance and further contribute to systemic effects of leadership distribution.

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  • Agnieszka Brzozowska & Julita Majczyk, 2015. "Shared Leadership Among Vietnamese Entrepreneuers In Poland," GUT FME Conference Publications,in: Katarzyna Stankiewicz (ed.), Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Human Resource Management, chapter 8, pages 87-95 Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology.
  • Handle: RePEc:gdk:chapte:26
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    1. Crevani, Lucia & Lindgren, Monica & Packendorff, Johann, 2010. "Leadership, not leaders: On the study of leadership as practices and interactions," Scandinavian Journal of Management, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 77-86, March.
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    Keywords

    shared leadership; Vietnamese entrepreneurs; qualitative research;

    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination

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