Strengthening the Leadership of Rites and Ceremonies for Reconciliation and Truth: The Case of Socorro Mosquera, Manager and Human Rights Defender in Colombia

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Abstract

This article proposes a tool to strengthen the leadership of rites and ceremonies for reconciliation and truth, using a multidisciplinary approach and bringing together political topics (reconciliation and truth), anthropological concepts (rites and ceremonies), and management sciences issues (leadership) in a special urban context that requires reconciliation and truth after a long, irregular war with multiple violations of human rights. After formulation of the research problem, we were able to relate reconciliation and truth with leadership, rites, and ceremonies. Once so related, we analyzed the historical evolution of rites and ceremonies, with special emphasis on the organizational context, to finally propose a tool to strengthen the leadership of rites and ceremonies for reconciliation and truth. The utility of this tool was confirmed in the case of Socorro Mosquera, a manager and human rights defender in Medellín, Colombia. The eclectic and integrative approach brings originality to the study, while the methodological application of mixed approaches increases its value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-210
Number of pages26
JournalLatin American Business Review
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Ceremonies
  • Colombia)
  • leadership
  • municipality or Commune 13 of Medellín (Antioquia
  • reconciliation and truth
  • rites

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