Uncovering leadership issues in Papua New Guinea

Prideaux, Murray, and Beg, Rabiul (2007) Uncovering leadership issues in Papua New Guinea. In: Proceedings of the 4th SMEs in a Global Economy Conference 2007, pp. 1-21. From: 4th SMEs in a Global Economy Conference 2007, 9-10 July 2007, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper is an exploratory study of the unique leadership issues in the Papua New Guinean (PNG) context. PNG leadership issues are not adequately explained by the extant literature (Prideaux, 2006). Leadership theories based on ‘Western’ culture are not directly transferable to developing countries (Littrell, 2002). Leadership issues were tested. The paper reports that traditional leadership practices in the work place, foreign culture, and global economic conditions are significant issues influencing leadership in PNG. Our results uncover the necessity for an integrative leadership approach contextualised to PNG’s unique diversity and complexity, if the country is to fully participate in an increasingly globalised world. Limitations and further research are considered.

Item ID: 3183
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-967-3-05016-1
Keywords: leadership; context; issues; Papua New Guinea
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2009 00:53
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940502 Professions and Professionalisation @ 100%
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