publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

An exploratory study of global leaders' and Chinese managers' leadership constructs in multinational corporations in China

Wang, Lake;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2012
  • Publisher: Cranfield University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This research explores the leadership constructs of global leaders and Chinese managers in multi-national corporations (MNCs) in order to understand whether their constructs are misaligned, and if so, in what ways. To address these questions, data was gathered via repertory grid test interviews with 31 global leaders and 59 Chinese managers in six MNCs’ China organizations. Analysis subsequently revealed that global leaders rely upon twelve key constructs to define global leadership capability and potential. These are: creative, drive to improve, communication skill, collaborative style, charisma, professional knowledge and experience, visionary, cross culture, ...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_GENERALInformationSystems_GENERAL
free text keywords: Leadership Constructs, Global Leadership, Cross Cultural leadership, China, Leadership Competency Framework, Repertory Grid Test
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