E-leadership with digital communication

01.09.2021 - 31.08.2026

Research group

The project investigates e-leading with digital communication focusing on top managers in the IT industry. First, e-leadership strategies, practices, and digital communication competences are explored in two culturally diverse settings: in Finland and Japan.

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Academy of Finland

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The project investigates e-leading with digital communication focusing on top managers in the IT industry. First, e-leadership strategies,
practices, and digital communication competences are explored in two culturally diverse settings: in Finland and Japan. Research data
are collected via expert interviews, focus group interviews, and participant observation in large IT companies in both countries. Second,
by triangulating the country-specific qualitative datasets, the project can build a more culture-general theoretical foundation of the eleaders’ digital communication competence (DICO), produce a conceptualisation of it, and further operationalise the construct. Third, in
the quantitative phase of the research project, the aim is to test a measure of e-leaders’ DICO with empirical data from an international
IT company. Furthermore, whether e-leaders’ DICO has a positive impact on employee motivation, satisfaction, commitment, and
performance in the IT company is investigated.

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Time period

01.09.2021 - 31.08.2026

Group members - UEF

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