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Innovation, sustainable leadership and consideration of future consequences: A cross-cultural perspective.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The present study aimed to examine the relationship between national culture and organizational innovation, sustainable leadership (SL), and leaders’ consideration of future consequences (CFC), based on Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. An online survey was developed and sent out to employees of private organizations located in Greece and Sweden. Analysis of the data collected from 133 participants indicated that: (a) national culture is marginally significantly associated to perceived workplace innovation; (b) national culture is not significantly related to SL based on employees’ perceptions; and (c) national culture is not significantly related to perceived leaders’ CFC. Contrary to previous research that examined the culture-innovation relationship on a national level, the results of this study suggest that national culture is not strongly related to organizational level innovation, although it is significantly related to two of its examined dimensions: creativity and lack of organizational impediments. Moreover, the results indicated that SL and leaders’CFC are not significantly related to national culture, although four of the dimensions of SL varied significantly between the two examined countries. Practical implications, limitations of the study and future suggestions are discussed. 

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2015. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Culture, Hofstede, Innovation, Creativity, Leadership Sustainability, Sustainable leadership, Consideration of future consequences, Long-term perspective, Greece, Sweden
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45309OAI: diva2:839622
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Psychology, work and organizational psychology, Master Programme, 120 credits
2015-06-03, 09:00 (English)
Available from: 2016-01-27 Created: 2015-07-03 Last updated: 2016-01-27Bibliographically approved

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