Effective Leadership in Cross-Cultural Teams

There is a lack of universally applicable team leadership models for cross-cultural work teams. The research on cross-cultural team leadership has mostly been conducted with an ethnocentric or culturally comparative approach. Therefore, the purpose of this study has been to discover a universal leadership theory, leading to high cross-cultural team performance.This dissertation describes the prior research bound to the research topic and the development of a universal, cross-cultural team leadership style. The new, created leadership style, the Integration Oriented Leader, was designed to bring forth high cross-cultural team performance. The suggested theory was empirically tested in a laboratory experiment and received strong support. The conclusion of the conducted research is that the Integration Oriented leadership style may very…

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Proble
1.3 Purpose
1.4 Limitations
1.5 Research Questions
1.6 Definitions
1.7 Outline
Chapter 2 Method
2.1 Methodological Strategy
2.2 Research Design
2.2.1 Theoretical Framework
2.2.2 Experiment
2.3 Scientific Approach
Chapter 3 Theoretical Framework
3.1 Cross-Cultural teams
3.1.1 Introduction
3.1.2 Nature of Work Teams
3.1.2.1 Phenomena within Work Teams
3.1.3 Diversity in Work Teams
3.1.4 Cultural Diversity
3.1.4.1 Theories for Describing Cultural Differences
3.1.5 Cultural Diversity’s Impact on Teams
3.1.5.1 Advantages of Cross-Cultural Teams
3.1.5.2 Problems in Cross-Cultural Teams
3.1.5.3 Comparison between uni-cultural and cross-cultural teams
3.1.6 Summary
3.2 Team Performance
3.2.1. Introduction
3.2.2 High Performing Work Teams
3.2.3 High Performance in Cross-Cultural Teams
3.2.4 Evaluation of Team Performance
3.2.5 Summary
3.3. Cross-Cultural Team Leadership
3.3.1 Introduction
3.3.2 Work Team Leadership
3.3.2.1 Cross-cultural leadership
3.3.3 Leadership Theories
3.3.3.1 Path-Goal Theory of Leadership
3.3.4 Summar
3.4 Creating Leadership Style
3.4.1 Introduction
3.4.2 Developing the New Leadership Style
3.4.3 Summary
Chapter 4 Experimental Research
4.1 Experimental Method
4.1.1 Introduction
4.1.2 Scientific Hypothesis
4.1.3 Research Variables
4.1.4 Experimental Process
4.1.5 Data Collection
4.2 Experiment Data
4.2.1 Introduction
4.2.2 Participative Leadership Team
4.2.3 Integration Oriented Leadership Team
4.2.4 Directive Leadership Team
4.2.5 Summary of the Presented Data
4.3 Experiment Analysi
4.3.1 Introduction
4.3.2 Descriptive Analysis
4.3.2.1 Vision
4.3.2.2 Participative Safety
4.3.2.3 Climate for Excellence
4.3.2.4 Support for Innovation
4.3.2.5 Conclusion of the Descriptive Analysis
4.3.3 Statistical Test of Causality
4.3.4 Summary
4.4 Experiment Conclusion
4.4.1 Validity
4.4.2 Reliability
4.4.3 Generalisability
4.4.4 Summary of the Experiment
Chapter 5 Conclusions
5.1 Summary of Dissertation
5.2 Modifications to the created model
5.3 Methodological Improvements
5.4 Suggestions for Further Research
5.5 Practical Implications
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Author: Biro, Eva,Forsman, Magda

Source: Kristianstad University

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Effective Leadership in Cross-Cultural Teams