Culture and Leadership Style Dissertation or Thesis by ABCs

Culture and Leadership Style
Presents a complete study, which investigates the relationship between organizational culture, societal culture and leadership style.
# 112779 | 12,680 words | 45 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper presents a study to identify pertinent traits that characterize effective leaders in various societal settings. The paper relates that the mixed methodology used in this study is (1) a qualitative analysis of the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature concerning the specific relationship between leadership styles, organizational culture and the larger society and (2) a review and synthesis of various case studies concerning the impact of leadership on cross-cultural organizational performance. The paper includes a summary of the major aims and objectives of the study and an analysis of implications for leaders and recommendations for organizations such as "treat all people fairly".

Table of Contents:
Statement of the Problem
Aims and Objectives
Significance of the Study
Rationale of the Study
Literature Review
Background and Overview
Definitions of Culture
Table: Bureaucratic, Innovative and Supportive Organizational Cultures
Table: Family-Owned and Operated Organizational Cultures
Table: Masculine and Collectivist Organizational Cultures
Cultural Aspects of Organizational Leadership
Relationship between Organizational Leadership and Society
Table: Types of Organizational Citizenship Behaviors
Table: Potential Reasons Why Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCBs) Influence Work Group And/Or Organizational Performance
Chapter Summary
Description of the Study Approach
Ethical Considerations
Evaluative Action Plan
Chapter Summary
Results and Presentation of Findings
Discussion, Implications and Recommendations
Results and Presentation of Findings
Table: Recapitulation and Summary of Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Consulted
Ethical Considerations
Evaluative Action Plan
Table: Noblit and Hare's Meta-Ethnographic Comparative Method
Chapter Summary
Discussion, Implications and Recommendations
Summary of Major Aims and Objectives

From the Paper:

"These responsibilities frequently involve decision processes that are unstructured, complex, and ambiguous; the studies to date indicate that the outcomes of such decision processes can be affected greatly by the characteristics of the team and its members.
"Taken together, the foregoing suggests that an organization's culture is highly influenced by its top leadership, but workers play a reciprocal role by helping them achieve the organization's goals and keeping it competitive."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aleinikoff, T. A. (1998, January-February). A multicultural nationalism. The American Prospect, 36, 80.
  • Alvesson, M. (2002). Understanding organizational culture. London: Sage.
  • Anzul, M., Evans, J. F., King, R., & Tellier-Robinson, D. (2001). Moving beyond a deficit perspective with qualitative research methods. Exceptional Children, 67(2), 235.
  • Avolio, B. J. (2005). Leadership development in balance: Made/born. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Bajdo, L. M., & Dickson, M. W. (2001). Perceptions of organizational culture and women's advancement in organizations: A cross-cultural examination. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 399.

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