What Goals Do Business Leaders Pursue? A Study in Fifteen Countries
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- Hofstede, G., Van Deusen, C., Mueller, C. et al. J Int Bus Stud (2002) 33: 785. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8491044
Goals-in-use of successful businesspersons were rated by over 1,800 junior managers and professionals, attending evening MBA courses at local universities in 15 countries. A hierarchical cluster analysis of perceived goals divided the countries into seven clusters. The relative ordering of goals within these clusters suggested seven different archetypal business leader roles. Perceptions correlated significantly with national wealth, as well as with dimensions of national culture.