publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Organizational structure and continuous improvement and learning: Moderating effects of cultural endorsement of participative leadership

Xiaowen Huang; Joseph C Rode; Roger G Schroeder;
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  • Published: 08 Sep 2011 Journal: Journal of International Business Studies, volume 42, pages 1,103-1,120 (issn: 0047-2506, eissn: 1478-6990, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Building upon the culturally endorsed implicit theory of leadership, we investigated the moderating effects of national culture on the relationship between organizational structure and continuous improvement and learning. We propose that the relationship between organic organizations (characterized by flat, decentralized structures with a wide use of multifunctional employees) and continuous improvement and learning will be stronger when national cultural endorsement for participative leadership is high. We further propose that organizational group culture will moderate the relationship between organizational structure and continuous improvement and learning, bu...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, Economics and Econometrics, General Business, Management and Accounting, Business and International Management, Public relations, business.industry, business, Cross-cultural studies, Survey data collection, Moderation, International business, Organizational structure, Implicit personality theory, Organizational culture, Group culture, Marketing
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Organizational structure and continuous improvement and learning: Moderating effects of cultural endorsement of participative leadership

Xiaowen Huang; Joseph C Rode; Roger G Schroeder;