Leadership: Regional and Global Perspectives

Leadership: Regional and Global Perspectives

By: Waterhouse Waterhouse (author), Sarah Bankins (author), Nuttawuth Muenjohn (author), Mario Fernando (author), Martin Fitzgerald (author), Bernard McKenna (author), James Hunt (author), Adela McMurray (author), Ali Intezari (author)Paperback

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Whether leading a small team or a multinational corporation, within the public or private sector, a thorough understanding of the theory and best practice of leadership is essential. Leadership: Regional and Global Perspectives provides a fresh approach to leading in contemporary business environments. The theory component is complemented by a focus on strategic application. Each chapter features case studies highlighting the practical application of key concepts by organisational leaders in the Australasian region. Case studies at the end of each chapter provide a more nuanced analysis of the theory, while accompanying questions encourage students to think critically. Learning is further supported through the inclusion of learning objectives, key terms, further readings and review questions. An extensive bank of web resources is available to lecturers to support their teaching. Written by an expert team of academics from across Australia, Leadership gives students the tools they need to navigate their leadership journey.

About Author

Nuttawuth Muenjohn is a researcher and educator at the School of Management, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). His research focuses on Leadership, International Management and Cross Cultural issues in Management. His continuing commitment to research has been achieved through various research collaborations in the Asia-Pacific region such as China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India and Australia. His research works have been published with top international publishers and in high quality journals. Nuttawuth was a recipient of the RMIT College of Business for Best Research Supervisor Award in 2015 and 2013. His Ph.D. students have received multiple awards, scholarships, grants and funding. He has been invited to present his research works at Australian and overseas universities and invited by top journals and international conferences to serve as editorial member, track chair, sessional chair, organising member and referee. Adela McMurray, Director of the College of Business Doctoral Training Centre at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, has extensive experience in public and private sectors and has published over 120 refereed publications. Her research is widely recognised and she is the recipient of four prestigious Australian Research Council grants, including various other grants totalling over $2.5million. Adela has twice Chaired the USA Academy of Management's International Theme Committee, is assistant editor of the Journal of Management History, and is a member of numerous Editorial Advisory Boards. Adela's research expertise addresses: cultural diversity, workplace innovation, organisational culture and climate. She has won numerous excellence awards for international leadership roles, teaching, research and supervision. Mario Fernando, Ph.D. is Professor of Management in the School of Management, Operations and Marketing at University of Wollongong, New South Wales. His research published in high-impact journals explores how responsible executive action leads to positive individual, organisational and societal outcomes. Responsible decision-making, business ethics and human resource management are his key research areas. He is a recipient of national grants and awards for research and teaching. The impact of his contribution to a range of teaching and learning activities has been acknowledged at national and international levels. He has authored two books and serves on three journal editorial boards. Before joining academia, Mario was a corporate Board Director and held senior executive roles in the business world for more than a decade. James Hunt has conducted senior executive leadership development programmes for private and public sector managers and has lived and worked in Bahrain, Spain, England, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and South Africa. His research interests are in psychological determinants of leadership style, management competency frameworks and organisation forms of the twenty-first century. Martin Fitzgerald is Associate Professor in Leadership and Organisational Studies at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales. He works with students and executives in the areas of leadership, decision making and leading organisational change and has been institutionally recognised for his exceptional contributions to teaching and the student learning experience. He has over twenty years' experience as a senior and executive leader across public and private sectors, including as a corporate lawyer, university senior executive and CEO and National President of a non-profit organisation. His research focuses on values-driven leadership, decision making and smart work, and he has created the Smart Work Research Group, in which he examines how information and communication technologies can improve employee engagement, revolutionise work design and stimulate new leadership styles. He has more than fifty publications in these areas, including academic papers, book chapters, books, commissioned research reports, position papers, international keynote speeches and other presentations. Bernard McKenna is Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Business School, Australia. He has also presented workshops internationally. Bernard has published extensively in such journals as Leadership Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Management Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Vocational Behaviour, and is on the editorial board of several journals. His co-authored book, Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economy (2010) provides an important overview of wisdom in management. Bernard has won two nationally competitive Australian Research Council grants, and regularly provides consultancies to industry and government. Ali Intezari (Ph.D.) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management, Massey University, Auckland. His current research interests include Organizational Wisdom theory, Organizational Knowledge Culture, Decision-making, and Knowledge Management. His work has appeared in such journals as Decision Sciences, the Journal of Knowledge Management, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, International Journal of Knowledge Management, the Journal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Business Ethics and Education, and Business Strategy and the Environment Journal. He is the co-author and co-editor of books: Wisdom, Analytics and Management Decision Making: An Integral Approach for the Information Age (forthcoming), and Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology: Insights, Issues and Questions for a New Millennium (2016). Sarah Bankins is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing and Management, Macquarie University, Sydney. She completed her Ph.D. at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her primary research interests span two areas, linked by a focus on the role of people in work processes. Her first research area investigates the employee-employer relationship through the lens of the psychological contract. Her second research area focuses on individuals' roles in innovation processes in organizational and regional contexts to explore how people navigate cultural, political and power dynamics to achieve innovative outcomes. She has published her work in leading journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, R&D Management and the Australian Journal of Public Administration. Jennifer Waterhouse is a Senior Lecturer in the Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle, Australia. She has researched, published and lectured in the areas of negotiation, human resource management and organisational change with a particular focus on the public sector. Her main area of research is in analysing networks of organisations across sectors. She is interested in how negotiation is used to forge and maintain inter-sectoral and inter-organisational collaborations to better address complex social issues.


1. Introduction; 2. Theories of leadership; 3. Styles of leadership; 4. Ethics, values and responsible leadership; 5. Followership; 6. Cross-cultural leadership; 7 Creating organisational culture; 8. Power, politics and influence; 9. Communication and conflict resolution; 10. Leading teams, coaching and mentoring; 11. Leading change; 12. Strategic leadership and succession planning; 13. Evaluating leadership performance and leadership development; 14. Creativity, innovation and leadership; 15. Leadership and decision making.

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  • ISBN13: 9781108459297
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 430
  • ID: 9781108459297
  • weight: 770
  • ISBN10: 1108459293

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