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ISBN 9781472471666
Published February 23, 2017 by Routledge
148 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

 
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A leader’s role in the management of change is a critical issue for successful outcomes of strategic initiatives. Globalization and economic instability have prompted an increase in organizational changes related to downsizing and restructuring in order to improve financial performance and organizational competitiveness.



Researchers agree that a leader’s inability to fully understand what is needed in order to guide their organization through successful change can be a reason for failure. Proper planning and management of change can reduce the likelihood of failure, promote change effectiveness, and increase employee engagement. Yet, change in organizations must be viewed as a continuous activity that affects both organizational and individual outcomes. If change management can be considered as an event induced by socio-cultural factors, the cultural variable gains greater significance when applied to the quality of the relationship between a leader and their team. Many organizations today are on the verge of internationalization. It is here that the cultural context can affect behaviors and, in the same way, leadership style.



The research presented in this book by an eminent group of scholars explores the influence of culture – ethnic, regional, religious – on how leaders manage change within organizations.

Table of Contents

List of contributors





Chapter 1 Change leadership in a cross-cultural context: aA case study of Italy and Australia



Mary Barrett



Chapter 2 Leading organizational change in a Brazilian multinational: crisis and restructuring in Globo organizations



Emmanouela Mandalaki, Gazi Islam, Filipe Sobral



Chapter 3 A leader with open mind and heart: a case study on leadership and change management from Colombia



Melquicedec Lozano, Kathy Overbeke



Chapter 4 The role of change management in Cyprus organizations



Marcos Komodromos



Chapter 5 Young, Estonian and female: a leader of the new generation



Mari Kooskora, Marta Piigli



Chapter 6 Leadership and change management: Regards Croisés from small and large companies in France



Marina Niforos in collaboration with Ariane Cherel



Chapter 7 It is not a way of making money; it is a way of life: the Apivita Case



Maria Vakola, Dimitris Bourantas, Marina Karli



Chapter 8 Leadership and change management: an Indian perspective



Shefali Nandan



Chapter 9 Leading an expatriate workforce



Simon Jones



Chapter 10 Leadership and change management: case study of a manufacturing firm in Lebanon



Janine Saba Zakka, Renee Sabbagh Ghattas



Chapter 11 Te toka tū moana: Māori leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand



Franco Vaccarino, Steve Elers



Chapter 12 Living the Shell core values



Andrea Santiago



Chapter 13 Leadership and change management: a cross-cultural perspective from Russia



Natalia Vinokurova, Vyacheslav Boltrukevich, Alexander Naumov



Chapter 14 Aye Bin? Leading a changing ‘traditional’ Scottish family business



Claire Seaman



Chapter 15 Transformative leadership: a Swedish case



Cecilia Bjursell



Chapter 16 The impact of early multicultural experience on later creative leadership: a case study of the influence of Barack Obama’s early years



Grant Jewell Rich



Chapter 17 Special Topic: leadership and change management in military training programs



Joseph E. Hamlett



 



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