Leadership and the Function of Discourse on International Political Economy

Leadership and the Function of Discourse on International Political Economy

Pinar Altiok Gurel (Beykent University, Turkey), Recep Yilmaz (Beykent University, Turkey), Nevin Ozgur Cambaz (Celal Bayar University, Turkey) and Nurten Yilmaz (Ministry of Education, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4639-1.ch019
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This study focuses on the concept of leadership. It aims to explain the relationship between language and leadership. In this theoretical essay, firstly, the concept of leadership is discussed and then the relationship between semiotics, language, and discourse is described. Taking the obtained theoretical frame as a base, the function of language as a sign of leadership is studied within the frame of leadership approaches. The relationship stated in the study provides a theoretical route map for the academicians conducting empirical studies in this field, and this is the reason why this study is authentic and unique. With the effects of globalization rapidly increasing, the considerations of leadership have also changed, and new leadership typologies have emerged to supply the needs of the information age. Both at home and abroad, language skills and good command of language provide a global and competitive advantage for leaders, and this increases the significance of acquiring the skills mentioned.
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The Concept Of Leadership, Its Historical Development And Types

The first part of the study was allocated to the definition of the leadership term as a concept and the review of its typologies. The definition and the review will be used to form a reference frame for the analysis which will be made within the wholeness of the study. Within this respect, in the first subpart the concept of leadership and in the second subpart leadership typologies will be discussed.

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