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Introduction

  • Inga Minelgaite
  • Svala Guðmundsdóttir
  • Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir
  • Olga Stangej
Chapter
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

From the southwest to the northeast, the rift of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge crosses Iceland. As this rift divides the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates, one can stand on different continents at the same time. Rather metaphorically, the roots of Icelandic culture and leadership stem from both Northern America and the neighboring Nordic countries. An island geographically, and a small nation statistically, in the several last decades, Iceland has piqued genuine curiosity around the world regarding a multitude of factors, including leading positions in gender equality, sports championships, or effective recovery from the crisis. The question “How did you manage to attain these results?” is often cloaked as in mystery.

Keyword

Icelandic leadership 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Inga Minelgaite
    • 1
  • Svala Guðmundsdóttir
    • 1
  • Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir
    • 1
  • Olga Stangej
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IcelandReykjavikIceland
  2. 2.Institute of Quality Management and Business Administration (IQB-FHS)FHS St. Gallen, University of Applied SciencesSt. GallenSwitzerland

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