Publication detail

Beyond Participation? - Leadership ideals of future managers from Central and East European Countries

LANG, R. SZABO, E. CATANA, G. KONEČNÁ, Z. SKÁLOVÁ, P.

Original Title

Beyond Participation? - Leadership ideals of future managers from Central and East European Countries

English Title

Beyond Participation? - Leadership ideals of future managers from Central and East European Countries

Type

journal article

Language

en

Original Abstract

This article analyses the leadership expectations of students in their role of potential future managers. Employing the GLOBE studys methodology and based on a sample of business economics and engineering students in seven Central and East European countries, the article compares leadership prototypes across countries as well as between the Germanic and Eastern European clusters. The study also tests the role of various influence factors on one specific leadership style, namely the participative one. Among the influences examined are demographic characteristics, individual value preferences, perceptions of institutional and cultural practices, and agents of socialisation as role models. The findings suggest a complex web of influences, with individual value preferences being a particular strong predictor of students participative leadership expectations. In a last step, the study also investigates whether the students profiles match the participatory expectations of middle managers in their respective countries. The findings show that managers as well as students across the seven CEE countries are clearly in favour of participative leadership. However, there is also a common tendency for managers to rank participative leadership more highly than students of the very country do, suggesting that it may take personal business practice and leadership experience to fully appreciate the benefits of participation.

English abstract

This article analyses the leadership expectations of students in their role of potential future managers. Employing the GLOBE studys methodology and based on a sample of business economics and engineering students in seven Central and East European countries, the article compares leadership prototypes across countries as well as between the Germanic and Eastern European clusters. The study also tests the role of various influence factors on one specific leadership style, namely the participative one. Among the influences examined are demographic characteristics, individual value preferences, perceptions of institutional and cultural practices, and agents of socialisation as role models. The findings suggest a complex web of influences, with individual value preferences being a particular strong predictor of students participative leadership expectations. In a last step, the study also investigates whether the students profiles match the participatory expectations of middle managers in their respective countries. The findings show that managers as well as students across the seven CEE countries are clearly in favour of participative leadership. However, there is also a common tendency for managers to rank participative leadership more highly than students of the very country do, suggesting that it may take personal business practice and leadership experience to fully appreciate the benefits of participation.

Keywords

GLOBE, CEE countries, students, intercultural differences, leadership expectations, participative leadership, role models

RIV year

2013

Released

01.11.2013

Publisher

Rainer Hampp Verlag

Location

München

Pages from

482

Pages to

511

Pages count

29

BibTex


@article{BUT102752,
  author="Rainhart {Lang} and Erna {Szabo} and Gheorge Alexandru {Catana} and Zdeňka {Konečná} and Petra {Skálová}",
  title="Beyond Participation? - Leadership ideals of future managers from Central and East European Countries",
  annote="This article analyses the leadership expectations of students in their role of potential future managers. Employing the GLOBE studys methodology and based on a sample of business economics and engineering students in seven Central and East European countries, the article compares leadership prototypes across countries as well as between the Germanic and Eastern European clusters. The study also tests the role of various influence factors on one specific leadership style, namely the participative one. Among the influences examined are demographic characteristics, individual value preferences, perceptions of institutional and cultural practices, and agents of socialisation as role models. The findings suggest a complex web of influences, with individual value preferences being a particular strong predictor of students participative leadership expectations. In a last step, the study also investigates whether the students profiles match the participatory expectations of middle managers in their respective countries. The findings show that managers as well as students across the seven CEE countries are clearly in favour of participative leadership. However, there is also a common tendency for managers to rank participative leadership more highly than students of the very country do, suggesting that it may take personal business practice and leadership experience to fully appreciate the benefits of participation.",
  address="Rainer Hampp Verlag",
  chapter="102752",
  institution="Rainer Hampp Verlag",
  number="4",
  volume="18",
  year="2013",
  month="november",
  pages="482--511",
  publisher="Rainer Hampp Verlag",
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}