Werner Auer-Rizzi, Gerhard Reber,
"How does institution matter? Leadership behaviour in Eastern and Western Europe"
, in John Storey, Jean Hartley, Jean-Louis Denis, Paul 't Hart, Dave Ulrich: Routledge Companion to Leadership, Routledge, New York, Seite(n) 299-308, 2016
How does institution matter? Leadership behaviour in Eastern and Western Europe
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Routledge Companion to Leadership
This chapter examines the impact of social institutions on leadership styles and explores this empirically in a longitudinal analysis of leadership styles across four countries. Each of the four countries was profoundly affected by the Second World War but the consequences of the macro-institutional arrangements were different and the correlates of this can be tracked in studies of leadership style. Germany and Austria lost the war and were fundamentally restructured politically and economically in order to weaken autocracy and strengthen democracy in society and in business organizations. This can be tracked in measures of leadership culture. On the other hand, the Czech Republic and Poland experienced different major changes (new borders, and under the control of autocratic Russia). Again, the correlates can be seen in leadership styles. The data in this chapter are mainly about individual leaders and managers but set in epochal time spans, and aiming to incorporate elements of context at the institutional, organizational, group and individual level.