Leadership and leadership development in Asia

Alexander Newman, Nathan Eva, Kendall Herbert

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Over the course of the last two decades there has been growing empirical research on leadership in Asian organizational settings (Arvey, Dhanaraj, Javidan, & Zhang, 2015; Liden, 2012). Whilst one stream of research suggests that cultural and institutional factors have led Asian managers to adopt distinct leadership styles (Farh & Cheng, 2000), another stream of research has examined the differences and similarities in individuals’ perceptions as to what constitutes effective leadership in Asia and the West (Kirkman, Chen, Farh, Chen, & Lowe, 2009), and whether Western models of leadership are applicable in the Asian context (Leong & Fischer, 2011). This work asserts that many leadership behaviors are universally accepted and effective in promoting positive work outcomes amongst followers (Arvey et al., 2015).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Human Resource Management in Asia
EditorsFang Lee Cooke, Sunghoon Kim
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781315689005
ISBN (Print)9781138917477
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Asia
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Leader

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