We argue that development of leadership theories in other cultures has to account for philosophical assumptions and frames of reference underpinning those cultures. Specifically, we point out that leadership theory in China has to account for notions of Chinese philosophy. We start our argument by making a case for studying management and leadership from a Chinese perspective. Then we review Western perspectives of management and leadership and introduce the concept of culture to indicate that the notions of management and leadership may have different meanings in different cultures. After this, we present two Chinese approaches to management — socio-behavioral and philosophical approaches — and present several notions of Chinese philosophy. Finally, we illustrate how these notions can be used in interpreting leadership in Asia.
Chinese and Western leadership models
How Do Traditional Leadership Styles Vary Between America And Asian Countries? - JustScience
The leadership styles vary from one country to the other owing to their political backgrounds, cultural values, and historical events. The variation of leadership styles can also be attributed to the economic factors of the countries and the ethnic backgrounds of the wide population that is relocating to different parts of the world for work prospects. So, let us study these differences between the leadership styles in the U. Family members hold the top positions in family businesses and become the automatic successors to the empire built by the earlier generations. This practice can be seen in many other Asian countries too but maximum in India.
Leadership in Asia. It's Different.
Related topics Although historically leadership styles between Western and Chinese cultures have been viewed as quite different, both have been evolving and signs of convergence are emerging. Therefore, the concept of leadership has been modified over time and could be seen as a holistic approach, instead of dependent on cultural settings. There is an abundance of past research seeking to understand and compare leadership styles in Chinese and Western cultural settings. A recent review of such research, conducted by Professor Peter King Beijing University of Technology and Dr Wei Zhang Beijing University of International Business and Economics explored the changing landscape of leadership in the context of these two cultures. Aim The overall purpose of this research was to identify the differences and similarities between Chinese and Western leadership approaches, and to determine if one or the other is more compatible with contemporary society.
Self-Knowledge Humility The emotionalism that goes with passion is more common in America than elsewhere. Europeans see it as a sort of business evangelicalism and are very suspicious of it. Decisiveness is common to effective executives in all countries: In this regard European and Japanese chief executives are the most consensus-oriented, and Chinese and American top executives are more likely to make decisions personally and with their own accountability. Conviction is common to all.