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Culturally endorsed leadership styles and entrepreneurial behaviours in Asia

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leadership, success in business, Asia

Abstract (summary)

Extant research has yet to find leadership patterns that are particularly relevant to entrepreneurship (Vecchio, 2003). While the entrepreneurial process has previously been seen in the same vein as that of leadership (Cogliser & Brigham, 2004), the links between leadership styles and entre­preneurship have not been thoroughly understood. With regard to leadership research in Asia, extant research suggests that one focus of future research should be to identify the outcomes of leadership (Liden, 2012). Further, since Asian countries are characterized by high-context cultures, appropriate behavior of leaders is dependent on the situation in which such behavior unfolds (Hofstede, 2001; Liden, 2012). Our study specifically seeks to address the above gaps by examining how culturally endorsed leadership styles influence entrepreneurial behaviors in an Asian context. In doing so, we also address the call by scholars to incorporate multilevel research designs that cut across levels of analysis in entrepreneurship research.

Publication Information

Muralidharan, E., & Pathak, S. Culturally endorsed leadership styles and entrepreneurial behaviours in Asia. (2017). In Meunjohn, N. & McMurray, A. (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, p.333-348.



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