Transactional and Transformational leadership behaviour of expatriate and national managers in the UAE

Dianne Bealer, Bhanugopan Ramudu

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Abstract

Comparative studies on transactional and transformational leadership practices involving expatriate and national managers across cultures are scant, particularly in the Middle East region. The aim of the study, therefore, is to examine and compare the leadership behaviour of the expatriates and national managers so as to identify their distinct styles and approaches. The study analyses responses from a sample of 213 managers from several countries representing divergent institutional contexts in the UAE. The results revealed that significant differences existed on two dimensions of leadership practices between the expatriate and national managers. The findings of the study were then compared to the standard norms of leadership practices in the USA and Europe. Implications for theory and practice were discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEURAM 2013
Subtitle of host publicationDemocratising Management
Place of PublicationTurkey
PublisherEURAM
Pages1-35
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9789758400355
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAnnual Conference of the European Academy of Management - Istanbul Congress Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 26 Jun 201329 Jun 2013
http://www.euramfullpaper.org/program/papers.asp (Conference website)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the European Academy of Management
Abbreviated titleDemocratising Management
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period26/06/1329/06/13
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    Bealer, D., & Ramudu, B. (2013). Transactional and Transformational leadership behaviour of expatriate and national managers in the UAE. In EURAM 2013: Democratising Management (pp. 1-35). EURAM.