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Strategic Leadership Across Cultures

Strategic Leadership Across Cultures
The GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness in 24 Countries

August 2013 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Strategic Leadership Across Cultures: The GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness in 24 Countries received the 2015  University of San Diego and International Leadership Association (ILA) leadership book award for "Scholarly Rigor and Critical Thought."

Unique in its focus, methodology, and impact, Strategic Leadership Across Cultures: The GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness in 24 Countries is a must-have for those studying or practicing in the fields of global leadership, cross-cultural leadership, and organization studies. Reporting on research obtained during the third phase of the ten-year GLOBE project, the book examines strategic leadership effectiveness for executive and top-level management based on data from more than 1,000 CEOs and over 6,000 top management team members in 24 countries.

The authors offer a series of propositions about executive leadership based on the unified theory —developed after the publication of the first GLOBE book—and empirically test these propositions. They provide evidence that leadership matters, executive leadership matters greatly, and that societal cultures influence the kind of leadership that is expected and effective.

1. Societal Culture and Leadership: GLOBE History, Theory, and Summary of Previous Findings
2. Selective Review of the Literature on Culture, Leadership, and Upper Echelon Theory
3. Rationale, Theoretical Framework, Hypotheses, Research Design, and Snapshots of Findings
4. Research Methodology and Design
5. Strategy for Measuring Constructs and Testing Relationships
6. Psychometric Evidence for Leadership and Outcome Constructs
7. CEO Leadership Behavior across Cultures: The Linkage with Cultural Values and Culturally Endorsed Leadership Theory (CLT)
8. Leadership Effectiveness across Cultures: The Linkage with CEO Behaviors
9. CEO Leadership Effectiveness Across Cultures: The Effect Of Fit and Behavior
10. CEO Leadership Effectiveness across Cultures: Superior and Inferior CEO’s
11. Conclusions, Implications, and Future Research

- Very complete introduction into GLOBE

Ms Mareike Seitz
Logistics and Management, SRH-Hochschule für Logistik und Wirtschaft
January 20, 2020

Excellent resource, but a hard read for undergraduates. I will reconsider it for graduate courses. I suggest you have this reduced by half and made into a more freindly textbook format--it could be great.

Dr Peter A. Kerr
School of Business & Leadership, Colorado Christian University-Lakewood
November 13, 2019

Robert J. House

Professor Robert J. House received his Ph.D. degree in Management from the Ohio State University. He went on to hold faculty appointments at Ohio State University, University of Michigan, City University of New York and the University of Toronto.  In 1988 he was appointed the Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor Endowed Chair of Organization Studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  A prolific writer, he authored more than 130 journal articles, several of which have been reprinted in numerous anthologies.  Among the multiple awards conferred, House received the award for Distinguished Scholarly... More About Author

Peter W. Dorfman

Peter W. Dorfman is Professor Emeritus of Management at New Mexico State University. He recently held the Bank of America Professorship in the Department of Management. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness Foundation). His Masters and Ph.D. degrees are from the University of Maryland. His articles on leadership, cross-cultural management, and employee discrimination have appeared in Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Management,... More About Author

Mansour Javidan

Multiple award-winning educator and author, Dr. Mansour Javidan received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota.  He recently stepped down as Dean of Research and is currently the Garvin Distinguished Professor and Director of Najafi Global Mindset Institute ( at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. Mansour is Past President and Chairman of the Board of the GLOBE Research Foundation.  He is a coeditor of the first GLOBE book which won the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) award for "The M. Scott Myers Award for Applied... More About Author

Paul John Hanges

Paul J. Hanges is Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland. He is also an affiliate of the University of Maryland’s R. H. Smith School of Business and the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch College). He is on the board of directors of OBA Bank. Paul’s research centers on three themes: a) human resource practices, team/organizational diversity and organizational climate, b) leadership, team-processes, and cross-cultural issues, and c) dynamical systems theory. He has written over 80 articles and book chapters. His publications have appeared in such journals as Advances in... More About Author

Mary F. Sully de Luque

Mary Sully de Luque is an Associate Professor of Management at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.  She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness Foundation) and has been extensively involved in GLOBE Phase 3 research since 2000. She was a senior research associate for the first GLOBE book. Dr. Sully de Luque’s research interests focus on (1) influences of culture on leadership effectiveness, responsible leadership, and stakeholder decision-making, (2) feedback processes in the work environment, and human resource management.  She is academic co-director... More About Author

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