Leadership Role Models for Young Professionals - Case Study from Finnish University Students
Reunanen, Tero; Eckhaus, Eyal (2019)
Jussi Ilari Kantola, Salman Nazir
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Reunanen T., Eckhaus E., (2019). Leadership Role Models for Young Professionals - Case Study from Finnish University Students. Jussi Ilari Kantola S. (Ed)., Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership : Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, and the AHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA., Springer.
Leadership is a concept that is proven very hard to define unambigu-ously. Despite of this scientific gap, practical questions still are set towards lead-ership. Concept of leadership is widely used in other research and it is one of the most interesting research issues in organizations. Good leadership is like good quality; we can recognize it when we experience it, but it is quite hard to define where this feeling of good or bad quality came from. Data was gathered in 2015-2017 from students in Turku University of Applied Sciences. Students analyzed their former leaders with open answers. We employed a mix method design with both quantitative and qualitative analysis. For quantitative analysis, we employed automated content analysis based on Natural Language Processing (NLP) tech-niques. Results show that autocratic leadership is connected to negative picture of leader with in millennials Future research aspects and recommendations are issued in this paper.