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Dijana Medenica Mitrovic1, Olivera Simovic2, Milica Raicevic3

1Faculty for Business Management, Bar, Montenegro
2University of Montenegro, Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Kotor, Montenegro
3Mediterranean University, Faculty of Economics and Business, Podgorica, Montenegro

The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Organizational Culture in Sport Organizations

Sport Mont 2019, 17(3), 85-89 | DOI: 10.26773/smj.191002


The relationship between leadership style and organizational culture is interdependent; while organizational culture affects the manager’s choice of leadership style, with time, the manager himself shapes and changes the organizational culture. Much attention has been given to this matter in scientific literature since the leadership style in an organization is directly related to the structure, strategy, management and other relationships in the organization. This research aims to determine which leadership style can be found in sport organizations in Montenegro, and which organizational culture comes from it. The goal is to recognize and determine a satisfactory leadership style that will improve the quality of sports organizations in Montenegro. For the needs of this research, a questionnaire has been developed, adapted to the Leadership Network as well as to the Test for Diagnosing Organizational Culture. The data were collected using a questionnaire for 300 respondents that are active members of sport organizations. The contribution of this research is seen in providing insight into the dominant leadership style and the corresponding organizational culture, which influences both achieving results and the levels of motivation and loyalty of the sport organization’s members.


leadership styles, organizational culture, sport organizations

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