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Conceptualizing leadership across cultures

  • Dickson, Marcus W.
  • Castaño, Nathalie
  • Magomaeva, Asiyat
  • Den Hartog, Deanne N.
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    In this article, we summarize research on how the meaning of leadership varies systematically across cultures, and describe the conflict in the literature between the quest for universals and the identification of cultural contingencies in leadership theory. We review the literature on the relationships between cultural dimensions and leadership, and discuss implications of this range of research for management practice.

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    Volume (Year): 47 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 483-492

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