Contemporary leadership approaches in Chinese business

Zhang, H., Cone, M.H., Everett, A.M. and Elkin, G. (2012) Contemporary leadership approaches in Chinese business. In: Osland, J. (ed.) Advances in Global Leadership. Emerald, pp. 349-374. (doi:10.1108/S1535-1203(2012)0000007019)

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This chapter provides research results from a study of contemporary leadership approaches (i.e., paternalistic, charismatic, transformational, aesthetic, authentic, and pragmatic leadership) in eight Chinese organizations. Data were collected from case studies in four private-owned enterprises (POEs) and four state-owned enterprises (SOEs) through both interviews and questionnaires. The main purpose of this chapter is to provide contextual analysis of these findings by applying the concept of field from Bourdieu's sociology. This research contributes to the leadership literature by generalizing Western leadership theories to the Chinese context as well as by giving an insight into contemporary leadership approaches in modern Chinese business by deeply contextualizing these leadership behaviors.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zhang, Dr Haina
Authors: Zhang, H., Cone, M.H., Everett, A.M., and Elkin, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Advances in Global Leadership

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