Editor-in-Chief Hatice Kübra Elçioğlu Vice Editors Levent Kabasakal Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal 2015 , Vol 19 , Issue 3
A Study about the Leadership Approaches of the Turkish Drug Companies" Managers
Bilge SOZEN SAHNE1, Sevgi SAR2
1Hacettepe Üniversitesi Eczacılık Fakültesi Eczacılık İşletmeciliği Anabilim Dalı
2Ankara Üniversitesi Eczacılık Fakültesi Eczacılık İşletmeciliği Anabilim Dalı
DOI : 10.12991/mpj.20151935489 Organizations" being able to pace with time and success by providing a competitive advantage in sector that they show their activities, are closely related to their managers" being a leader, their behavior and attitudes. In the pharmaceutical sector, which is the component of the health sector having a vital output, this case has a special importance.

The leadership behaviors that are examined within the frame of Characteristics Approach, Behavioral Approach and Situational Approach at the beginning, were replaced by the modern approaches in due time. Ohio Leadership Studies that take place in the behavioral approach is the basis of 360o Performance Evaluation System which is being used today. Developed within this frame and taking place in the questionnaire performed within the frame of the dissertation study, Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire is a scale adapted to Turkish by Ergun. In this study, a survey that includes these scales and questions for receiving various basic information have been applied to managers of the pharmaceutical companies which are the members of the AİFD, İEİS and TİSD and operating in Turkey to determine their leadership approaches.

As a result of the survey answered by 112 people, it has been determined that there is no difference in the participants" leadership approach in terms of age, gender, profession and receive leadership training. In this context, considering the fact that the leadership is a phenomenon that can be learned later and can be improved; it is believed that companies should give importance to the education of these people in order to make people be an effective leader in the management position level of pharmaceutical companies operating in Turkey and ensure the sector"s progress. The scope of said training should be arranged in such a way that creates a difference is considered to be key factors in achieving the goal. Keywords : Pharmaceutical company, leader, leadership, administrator

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