Ingvar Kamprad: Wealthy Man, Frugal Man, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire
You will have 4 essay questions to answer about this case. You will be graded on your depth of answer, grammar and style. You need to use facts presented in the case or facts you discover else wear.
You are encouraged to cite experts when developing your answers whether it be from the case itself (cite the textbook authors) or from outside sources. There is tons of information about IKEA and Ingvar Kamprad from reliable sources that you can use.
Be aware that these are NOT short answer questions. You might also want to review “How to Approach Case Study Essay Questions” presented in week 1.
You will be allowed to go in and out of the Case Study Questions as often as you desire, but once closed the Case Study will not be reopened and you will earn a 0. Due dates are VERY important in this course.
Questions you will be answering: Remember to cite your sources and reference(s) after each question.
Q1 (Analysis) – Describe the nature of followership that Kamprad seems to have encouraged at IKEA.
Q2 (Synthesis) – Using the Leadership Grid and its underlying leader behaviors of ‘concern for results’ and ‘concern for people,’ explain the leadership orientation of Ingvar Kamprad.
Q3 (Synthesis) – Use the concepts of transactional, transformational, charismatic, and authentic leaders to describe the leadership of Kamprad. Discuss each separately.
Q4 (Opinion) – What skills would you personally need to develop or refine to become a leader like Kamprad? What could you do to develop or refine these skills? Be specific and give examples to illustrate your opinion.
NEEDED BY 11PM EST 10/7/18