Ledarskap på distans
: en kvalitativ studie ur ledarskapsperspektiv

Translated title of the thesis: Distance leadership: a qualitative study from a leadership perspective
  • Helena Andreasson
  • Malin Hansson
  • Johan Heffler

Student thesis: Bachelor


The aim of the study is to further the understanding and increase the knowledge of the work that is performed remotely. The study investigates how those who work remotely in leading roles are experiencing leadership performed remotely. The theoretical background to this study is Mats Alvesson och Peter Sveningsson theories about leadership, Baumans theories about globalisation and Goffman's theory about impression management. Qualitative “semi structured” interviews were used as the method. Four important themes emerged through thematisation: leadership, globalisation, professional role, and dramatic realisation. The study finds that the respondents experience both benefits and disadvantages with remote work and prefer a combination of remote work and work in the office. Remote work is more efficient and sustainable in several aspects but in some cases harder to carry out. The covid-19 pandemic brought a change in policy. Many offices had to introduce an exclusive work-from-home policy and respondents reported that a transition period had been necessary to adapt to this new way of working.
Date of Award2022-Jun
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorTove Nyberg (Supervisor) & Jonas Ringström (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Higher Education in behavioral science

Courses and Subjects

  • Sociology

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Sociology (50401)


  • Remote work
  • leadership
  • globalisation
  • impression management

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