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A Comparative Analysis of Leadership Styles in New Zealand and India


  • Gandhi, Mayur


This research paper provides insight, analysis and comparison into commonly used Leadership styles and behaviours in New Zealand and India. Research was conducted via interviews with leaders in both countries and analysed qualitatively using a thematic approach. The data was benchmarked against Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions and Goleman’s Six Leadership Styles. The findings illustrate there is a dramatic difference in the approach to leadership in each country. India has a more authoritative approach where New Zealand maintains a highly democratic stance. The report highlights how different the leadership styles are in each nation it also offers insight into some of the commonalities. It also offers insight into the implications of the study along with potential avenues for further research.

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  • Gandhi, Mayur, 2016. "A Comparative Analysis of Leadership Styles in New Zealand and India," MBA Research Papers 6140, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:vuw:vuwmba:6140

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