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Perceptions of organizational culture, leadership effectiveness and personal effectiveness across six countries

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  • Kwantes, Catherine T.
  • Boglarsky, Cheryl A.
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    Perceptions of which facets of organizational culture are related to leadership and personal effectiveness were examined using archival data from Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Organizational culture was strongly perceived as being related to both leadership effectiveness (explaining 40% of the variance) and personal effectiveness (24% of the variance). Aspects of organizational culture that promote employee fulfillment and satisfaction were uniformly viewed as positively related to leadership and personal effectiveness. The perceived relationship across samples was stronger between organizational culture and leadership effectiveness than between organizational culture and personal effectiveness. The implications of these findings for managers are discussed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of International Management.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 204-230

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    Keywords: Organizational culture National differences Leadership effectiveness Personal effectiveness;

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    1. Engelen, Andreas & Brettel, Malte & Wiest, Gregor, 2012. "Cross-functional Integration and New Product Performance — The Impact of National and Corporate Culture," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 52-65.
    2. Engelen, Andreas, 2010. "Entrepreneurial orientation as a function of national cultural variations in two countries," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 16(4), pages 354-368, December.

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