This book compares and contrasts leadership in Japan, South Korea and China, examining the impact of globalization on leadership styles and trends.
Presenting some of the most recent findings in leadership studies in these three countries, the collection explores the power relationship between political and business leaders; employer-employee relationships and pro-social behaviour; the measurement of effective leadership; the relationship between leadership and corporate success; the survival of private firms in a tightly controlled or socialist market; and the evolution of leadership styles in the transition from state-owned to semi-private.
Although many studies have offered explanations of East Asian economic and corporate success, this book presents empirical evidence to explain the leadership styles in Japan, South Korea and China, and provides a fresh outlook for those studying business and leadership in the region. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Asia Pacific Business Review.
Foreword – Changing facets of leadership in East Asia: globalization, innovation and performance in Japan, South Korea and China
Introduction – Changing facets of leadership in East Asia: globalization, innovation and performance in Japan, South Korea and China
Chris Rowley, Jun Ishikawa and Ingyu Oh
1. From business to politics: cross-border CEOs and political leadership in Japan and South Korea
Ingyu Oh and Taichi Takahara
2. Formal voice mechanisms and portfolio career workers’ prosocial voice in Japan and Korea: the mediating role of managers’ issue-related leadership activities
Seonjo Kim and Jun Ishikawa
3. Development and validation of a situational judgement test of Japanese leadership knowledge
Toshio Murase, Adam Roebuck and Kiyoshi Takahashi
4. Determinants of organizational performance: some implications for top executive leadership in Korean firms
Jungwon Yoon and Moon-Gi Suh
5. Chivalrous idealist and pragmatic strategist: the influence of Mohist values on Ma Yun’s leadership in China
Yaping Zhou, Suwan Kim and Donggen Rui
6. Neutralizing environmental uncertainties: the evolution of leadership in the South Korean TV station, KBS
7. New perspectives on East Asian leadership in the age of globalization: local grounding and historical comparisons in the Asia Pacific region
Chris Rowley, Ingyu Oh and Wonho Jang