Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Title

Business and Management Research

Volume

1

Issue

2

DOI

10.5430/bmr.v1n2p1

Keywords

Egypt, Culture, Leadership, GLOBE, Middle East

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to improve our understanding of the western conceptions of leadership in competition with emerging leadership paradigms in non-western societies. We examine the societal culture in Egypt using GLOBE’s nine cultural attributes and dimensions. Paired sample t-tests were used to test for differences in the Egyptian data that was collected. The data was collected from 142 Egyptian middle managers from 19 organizations from 2008 to 2011. It was compared to the data collected as part of the GLOBE research project. The results showed that Egyptians are most interested in reducing the power distance and increasing the future orientation aspects of their societal culture.

Comments

This article was originally published in Business and Management Research, Copyright Sciedu Press.

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