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Strategic Leadership Across Cultures

Strategic Leadership Across Cultures
The GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness in 24 Countries


August 2013 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Strategic Leadership Across Cultures: The GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness in 24 Countries received the 2015  University of San Diego and International Leadership Association (ILA) leadership book award for "Scholarly Rigor and Critical Thought."

Unique in its focus, methodology, and impact, Strategic Leadership Across Cultures: The GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness in 24 Countries is a must-have for those studying or practicing in the fields of global leadership, cross-cultural leadership, and organization studies. Reporting on research obtained during the third phase of the ten-year GLOBE project, the book examines strategic leadership effectiveness for executive and top-level management based on data from more than 1,000 CEOs and over 6,000 top management team members in 24 countries.

The authors offer a series of propositions about executive leadership based on the unified theory —developed after the publication of the first GLOBE book—and empirically test these propositions. They provide evidence that leadership matters, executive leadership matters greatly, and that societal cultures influence the kind of leadership that is expected and effective.

1. Societal Culture and Leadership: GLOBE History, Theory, and Summary of Previous Findings
2. Selective Review of the Literature on Culture, Leadership, and Upper Echelon Theory
3. Rationale, Theoretical Framework, Hypotheses, Research Design, and Snapshots of Findings
4. Research Methodology and Design
5. Strategy for Measuring Constructs and Testing Relationships
6. Psychometric Evidence for Leadership and Outcome Constructs
7. CEO Leadership Behavior across Cultures: The Linkage with Cultural Values and Culturally Endorsed Leadership Theory (CLT)
8. Leadership Effectiveness across Cultures: The Linkage with CEO Behaviors
9. CEO Leadership Effectiveness Across Cultures: The Effect Of Fit and Behavior
10. CEO Leadership Effectiveness across Cultures: Superior and Inferior CEO’s
11. Conclusions, Implications, and Future Research

- Very complete introduction into GLOBE

Ms Mareike Seitz
Logistics and Management, SRH-Hochschule für Logistik und Wirtschaft
January 20, 2020

Excellent resource, but a hard read for undergraduates. I will reconsider it for graduate courses. I suggest you have this reduced by half and made into a more freindly textbook format--it could be great.

Dr Peter A. Kerr
School of Business & Leadership, Colorado Christian University-Lakewood
November 13, 2019
Key features


  • Offers an in-depth exploration of the factors that make CEOs either effective or ineffective as leaders in their organizations
  • Explores GLOBE Phase 2 and Phase 3 leadership findings, comparing what managers say that they looked for among leaders in their societies with what leaders actually do
  • Provides a psychometric assessment of cross-cultural leadership scales

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