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Explicit leader behaviour preferences: Turkish and cross-national sample comparisons

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dc.contributor.author LITTRELL, Romie F.
dc.contributor.author YURTKORU, E. Serra
dc.contributor.author SİNANGİL, Handan Kepir
dc.contributor.author DURMUŞ, Beril
dc.contributor.author KATRİNLİ, Alev
dc.contributor.author ATABAY, Remziye Gulem
dc.contributor.author GÜNAY, Gonca
dc.contributor.author ÇANGARLI, Burcu Güneri
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-29T13:04:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-29T13:04:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Vol. 32 Iss: 6, pp.606 - 628 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11547/789
dc.description.abstract Purpose – In this study the authors endeavour to further develop and validate the Behavioural and Contingency theory of leadership. Design/methodology/approach – In a field survey research study, the authors collect, analyse, compare, and discuss explicit leader behaviour preferences of employed businesspeople in Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey, rating their “ideal managerial leader” and their actual organisational manager. Findings – In Istanbul and Izmir businesspeople tend to prefer leaders who focus on managing the business system over other considerations such as relationship management; task orientation is more important than relationship orientation. In the business environment, there appear to be little or no differences in preferences relating to gender; men and women have nearly identical preferences; age has some influence; generally, older businesspeople tend to have higher preference scores for a managerial leader who clearly defines his or her own role, and lets followers know what is expected, and pushes them to work harder and exceed past performance. Subordinates neither received nor expected Paternal leader behaviour. They expected and did receive moderately Authoritarian leader behaviour. Originality/value – The large majority of studies of leadership focus on implicit leadership theory, describing characteristics and traits of leaders. This study employs explicit leader behaviour theory and operationalisations to identify subordinates’ ideal leader behaviour compared to actual organisational manager behaviour in Turkey. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Management Development en_US
dc.subject Cross-cultural studies en_US
dc.subject Explicit leadership theory en_US
dc.subject Leader behaviour en_US
dc.subject Leadership, en_US
dc.title Explicit leader behaviour preferences: Turkish and cross-national sample comparisons en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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