The effect of culture on the leadership behavior of Australian expatriate managers in Thailand

Muenjohn, Nuttawuth (2001) The effect of culture on the leadership behavior of Australian expatriate managers in Thailand. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

One of the basic reasons for studying cross-cultural leadership is the question of the extent to which leadership behaviors or styles can be influenced by culture. In this regard, one researcher may suggest that certain leadership behaviors are likely to be unique to a given culture, while another argues that there should be certain structures or behaviors that leaders must perform to be effective, regardless of cultures. In the current study, the investigation was conducted to determine: (a) the cultural values of Thai subordinates working with Australian expatriate managers, (b) the leadership behaviors of Australian expatriate managers in Thailand, and (c) the possible relationships between the two variables. Forty-seven Australian expatriates and ninety-one Thai subordinates responded on the instruments called the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) and the Value Survey Module (VSM).

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15384
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Current > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Keywords International business enterprises, Thailand, Management, Cross-cultural studies, Australia, foreign executives
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