A cross-cultural study of leadership attitudes in three Baltic sea region countries

Audra Mockaitis

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This study adds to previous research on the influence of national cultural values on leadership attitudes and introduces new findings for three countries - Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland. The attitudes of managers and employees toward various aspects of leadership in these three geographically and historically similar countries are, in fact, different. Significant differences were found across countries on the following variables: control, supervision, view toward authority, commitment, decision type, initiative, preferred leader orientation, and leadership style. It is revealed that differences in attitudes are closely related to differences in country positions on Hofstedea??s cultural dimensions. This study provides interesting cues for managers working in the region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44 - 63
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Leadership Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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