Leadership in Papua New Guinea: an exploratory study of age barriers and leadership styles

Prideaux, Murray (2008) Leadership in Papua New Guinea: an exploratory study of age barriers and leadership styles. In: Proceedings of Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2008. From: ANZAM Conference 2008, 2-5 December 2008, Auckand, New Zealand.

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Leadership style and age barriers in Papua New Guinea (pNG) are examined. The context (Avery, 2006; Osland, 2000; Prideaux, 2006), issues, and styles of leadership in developing countries, and PNG in particular, have received scant attention by researchers (Baker, 1997; Cheung & Chan, 2008; Hay & Hodgkinson, 2005; Rost, 1991; Tivinarlik & Wanat, 2006). Also, extreme linguistic and cultural diversity, coupled with diverse local cultural systems and social organisations has resulted in a complex blend of traditional and contemporary leadership styles and practices in emerging nations (Tivinarlik et ai., 2006). The paper reports that existing leadership styles remain flrmly rooted in traditional customs, values, practices, and age barriers. However, 'Western' leadership paradigms are influencing contemporary organisational leadership practices and styles. Limitations and further research are considered.

Item ID: 7560
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-86308-148-1
Keywords: Papua New Guinea; leadership style; age barriers; leaders age; cross-cultural leadership
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Date Deposited: 08 May 2010 01:05
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management @ 100%
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