|aLeadership and change management :|ba cross-cultural perspective /|cedited by Daphne Halkias, Joseph C. Santora, Nicholas Harkiolakis and Paul W. Thurman.
|aNew York :|bRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group,|cc2017.
|aviii, 140 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm.
|aChange leadership in a cross-cultural context : a case study of Italy and Australia / Mary Barrett -- Leading organizational change in a Brazilian multinational : crisis and restructuring in globo organizations / Emmanouela Mandalaki, Gazi Islam, Filipe Sobral -- A leader with open mind and heart : a case study on leadership and change management from Colombia / Melquicedec Lozano, Kathy Overbeke -- The role of change management in Cyprus organizations / Marcos Komodromos -- Young, Estonian and female : a leader of the new generation / Mari Kooskora, Marta Piigli -- Leadership and change management : "regards croises" from small and large companies in France / Marina Niforos -- It is not a way of making money; it is a way of life : the apivita case / Maria Vakola, Dimitris Bourantas, Marina Karli -- Leadership and change management : an Indian perspective / Shefali Nandan -- Leading an expatriate workforce / Simon Jones -- Leadership and change management : case study of a manufacturing firm in Lebanon / Janine Saba Zakka, Renee Sabbagh Ghattas -- Te toka tu moana: maori leadership in aotearoa New Zealand / Franco Vaccarino, Steve Elers -- Living the Shell core values / Andrea Santiago -- Leadership and change management : a cross-cultural perspective from Russia / Natalia Vinokurova, Vyacheslav Boltrukevich, Alexander Naumov -- Aye bin? : leading a changing "traditional" scottish family business / Claire Seaman -- Transformative leadership : a Swedish case / Cecilia Bjursell -- The impact of early multicultural experience on later creative leadership : a case study of the influence of Barack Obama's early years / Grant John Rich -- Special topic : leadership and change management in military training programs / Joseph E. Hamlett.
A leaderâ€™s role in the management of change is a critical issue for successful outcomes of strategic initiatives. Globalization and economic instability have prompted an increase in organizational changes related to downsizing and restructuring to improve financial performance and organizational competitiveness. Researchers agree that a leaderâ€™sâ€™ inability to fully understand what is needed in order to guide their organizations through successful change can be a reason for failure. Proper planning and management of change can reduce the likelihood of failure, promote change effectiveness, and increased employee engagement. Yet change in organizations must be viewed as a continuous activity that affects both organizational and individual outcomes. If change management can be considered as an event induced by socio-cultural factors, the cultural variable gains greater significance when applied to the quality of the relationship between a leader and his/her team. Many organizations today are on the verge of internationalization. It is here that the cultural context can affect behaviours and, in the same way, leadership style. With respect to the lack of research integrating culture, on one hand, and the specificity of leadership, on the other hand, the research presented in this book by an eminent group of scholars will explore the influence of culture - ethnic, regional, religious - on how leaders manage change within organizations.