Response to Raelin

Śliwa, Martyna, and Case, Peter (2022) Response to Raelin. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 41 (1). pp. 157-162.

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[Extract] We have been invited by Bastiaan Van Der Linden and Joe Raelin to write a response to Joe’s critique of our paper “Leadership learning, power and practice in Laos: A leadership-as- practice perspective,” published in Management Learning. The paper explores the experiences of one of us, Peter, as he interacted with others in the setting of a rural development project in Laos during the period 2011-16. We show, inter alia, how his actions were molded by others and their behavior. Peter was, indeed, entwined with the world of others, but this was not the kind of entwinement where others’ values, interpretations and preferences could be taken for granted. On the contrary: Peter entered the Lao context of leadership as an outsider (falang) who needed to learn what these values, interpretations and preferences were, and was a stranger to those local to it. The circumstances in which Peter found himself provided us with a unique opportunity to showcase a particular situation of being entwined with others and engaging in leadership practice where there are few a priori shared understandings due to the absence of a common culture and language.

Item ID: 72545
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2153-7828
Keywords: leadership as practice, ethics, Laos, cross-cultural management
Copyright Information: © Business & Professional Ethic Journal.
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 01:50
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