Historical developments in paternalistic leadership in China

Sposato, Martin (2019) Historical developments in paternalistic leadership in China. International Journal of Business and Globalisation . ISSN 1753-3627 [Article] (Accepted/In press)

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This article critically reviews the historical development in the literature that provided the basis for the establishment of the Chinese version of paternalistic leadership, the most popular, well researched and better established indigenous Chinese theory of leadership. This article centres on the earlier theoretical and conceptual developments of the theory to establish how the current conceptualisations of paternalistic leadership originated.

Furthermore, suggestions for further research avenues are presented for scholars to address and further advance the knowledge in the field of leadership in a Chinese cultural environment; arguably, the main limitation of the current conceptualisations of paternalist leadership is that it does not account for the roles of women in leadership positions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Leadership; paternalistic leadership; historical development; business; management
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 26396
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Depositing User: Alejandro Sposato
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2019 08:11
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 04:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/26396

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