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Handbook of International and Cross-Cultural Leadership Research Processes
Perspectives, Practice, Instruction

ISBN 9780367434335
Published November 30, 2021 by Routledge
640 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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An invaluable contribution to the area of leadership studies, the Handbook of International and Cross-Cultural Leadership Research Processes: Perspectives, Practice, Instruction brings together renowned authors with diverse cultural, academic, and practitioner backgrounds to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of all stages of the research process.

The handbook centers around authors’ international research reflections and experiences, with chapters that reflect and analyze various research experiences in order to help readers learn about the integrity of each stage of the international leadership research process with examples and discussions. Part I introduces philosophical traditions of the leadership field and discusses how established leadership and followership theories and approaches sometimes fail to capture leadership realities of different cultures and societies. Part II focuses on methodological challenges and opportunities. Scholars share insights on their research practices in different stages of international and cross-cultural studies. Part III is forward-looking in preparing readers to respond to complex realities of the leadership field: teaching, learning, publishing, and applying international and cross-cultural leadership research standards with integrity. The unifying thread amongst all the chapters is a shared intent to build knowledge of diverse and evolving leadership practices and phenomena across cultures and societies.

The handbook is an excellent resource for a broad audience including scholars across disciplines and fields, such as psychology, management, history, cognitive science, economics, anthropology, sociology, and medicine, as well as educators, consultants, and graduate and doctoral students who are interested in understanding authentic leadership practices outside of the traditional Western paradigm.

Table of Contents

 Introduction to the Handbook

Yulia Tolstikov-Mast, Franziska Bieri and Jennie L. Walker

Part I. Philosophical and Conceptual Traditions 

Introduction to Part I

Yulia Tolstikov-Mast

Chapter 1. Leadership Studies Across Cultures and Nations: Traditional Epistemology and New Horizons

Yulia Tolstikov-Mast and Jenny Aden Murnane-Rainey

Chapter 2. International Followership: A Research Review Including Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions

Marc Hurwitz

Chapter 3. Whose Leadership Questions Do We Ask? Whose Leadership Knowledge Do We Capture? 

Wanda Krause

Part II. International Leadership Research Processes: Core Issues in Study Design, Data Collection, and Analysis

Introduction to Part II

Franziska Bieri 

Part A. Planning and Designing Leadership Research in International Contexts 

Chapter 4. Early Stages of an International Research Collaboration: A Followership Study in Russia

Yulia Tolstikov-Mast and Vera Mishina

Chapter 5. Leaders around the World: New Avenues for the Comparative Study of Political Leadership

Henriette Müller

Chapter 6. Planning to Address Ethical Challenges of International Leadership Research

Gabrielle Blackman

Chapter 7. Conducting International Leadership Research within the Government Sector: Context from an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) Study

Carly Speranza 

Chapter 8. Courage Required: LGBTQ Leadership Research in Multifaceted Realities

Emerald Jay D. Ilac

Chapter 9. Research with Native American Communities-Experiences with the Lakota

Kem Gambrell

Chapter 10. Researching Religious Leadership in a Postmodern, North-West European Context

Jack Barentsen and Leon van den Broeke

Chapter 11. Women Leaders and Activists in Authoritarian, Patriarchal, and Religiously-Traditional Societies  

Elizabeth Stork 

Part B. Quantitative, Qualitative, and Unique Design Considerations

Chapter 12. The Relevance of Survey Translation and Data Quality in Leadership Studies: How to Include Diverse Voices in Survey Design

Patricia Goerman, Mikelyn Meyers, Kathleen Kephart and Angela O’Brien 

Chapter 13. Multicultural Research Contexts

Franziska Bieri and Yulia Tolstikov-Mast

Chapter 14. Indigenous Oral History Methods in Leadership Research

Dara Kelly

Chapter 15. Survey Design and Implementation Considerations in International and Cross-National Research

Julie A. de Jong and Zeina N. Mneimneh

Chapter 16. Research in Unchartered Territories: Lessons from Suriname and Haiti

Jennie L. Walker

Chapter 17. The Colonization of Cross-Cultural Leadership and Followership Research

Ariel B. Blair and Wendy Fox-Kirk 

Chapter 18. Social Media and Crowdsourcing for International Leadership Research: Untapped Potential

Gabrielle Blackman

Chapter 19. Planning a Quantitative Study on Leadership in Japan

Anna Lilleboe

Chapter 20. When Archived Research is the Dataset: Reflections on a Qualitative Content Analysis Study

Tonya Ensign

Part C. Data Interpretation and Conclusions

Chapter 21. Global Civil Society and Planetary Health: Overcoming the Myth of Objectivity

Elizabeth Hartney and Wanda Krause 

Chapter 22: Canteyuke: Exploring the Lakota Virtue of Generosity in Relationships and Research

Kem Gambrell

Chapter 23. Exploring and Understanding Multifaceted International Leadership Realities

Maja Zelihic

Part III. Insights, Gaps and Future Directions

Introduction to Part III

Jennie L. Walker

Part A. Teaching and Learning International Leadership Research 

Chapter 24. Internationalization of Doctoral Research Education: Experiential Learning in Global Practicum and Research Internships: Part 1 

Yulia Tolstikov-Mast, Jennie L. Walker, Pamela A. Lemonte and Dionne Rosser-Mims

Chapter 25. Enhancing International Research Training: Student Perspectives, the Role of Faculty and Institutional Support: Part 2  

Jennie L. Walker, Yulia Tolstikov-Mast and Brenda Williams 

Chapter 26. Race, Whiteness, Intersectionality, and Teaching International Leadership Research

Surbhi Malik, Erika L. Dakin Kirby and Sarah Singletary Walker

Chapter 27. Doctoral Leadership Programs: Preparing Stewards of the Leadership Discipline

Petros G. Malakyan

Chapter 28. Discovering the Behaviors of Effective Leaders in Africa: A Doctoral Student’s Journey into International Leadership Research

Frank Banfill

Chapter 29. International Research in Crisis Situations and Unprecedented Times of Uncertainty

Lamia El-Sadek

Part B. Publishing and Applications

Chapter 30. International Publishing: Challenges and Considerations

Sarah Wipperman and Nina Collins

Chapter 31. The Future Agenda for International Leadership Research and Practice

Arkadiusz Mironko, Rosemary Muriungi and Anthony Scardino

Chapter 32. Benefits of Conducting International Leadership Research in an Ever-Changing Global Environment

David N. Avdul

Chapter 33. Chronicles of an International Leadership Researcher: Personal and Professional Benefits of ILR

Amanda S. Wickramasinghe

Part C. Concluding Thoughts: Zooming in on the International Leadership Research Standards 

Chapter 34. Success in International Leadership Research 

Franziska Bieri, Yulia Tolstikov-Mast, Kem Gambrell, Patricia Goerman, Kathy-Ann C. Hernandez, Wanda Krause, Zeina N. Mneimneh and Jennie L.Walker

Chapter 35. Lessons Learned: Doing Cross-Cultural and International Research with Integrity

 Jennie L. Walker, Franziska Bieri and Yulia Tolstikov-Mast 


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Yulia Tolstikov-Mast, Ph.D., is a global leadership scholar, doctoral faculty, and authentic research advocate. Yulia is Professor of Ethical and Creative Leadership at the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program at Union Institute and University. She researches global leadership and followership, international professional communication, leadership education, and social change.

Franziska Bieri, Ph.D., teaches undergraduate social science classes at the University of Maryland Global Campus and doctoral global leadership and research methods courses at the Indiana Institute of Technology's Ph.D. Program in Global Leadership. Her areas of research include international nongovernmental organizations, global governance, and comparative labour markets.

Jennie L. Walker, Ph.D., is Lead Faculty and Associate Professor for Business Leadership at Forbes School of Business & Technology, University of Arizona Global Campus. She specializes in global leadership research and developing people and organizations for success in complex, diverse, and increasingly global environments.