HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Leadership Tendencies of Government Employees in Oman: a Study of Task and Relationship based on Age and Gender

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2010

Publication Title

Public Organization Review

ISSN or ISBN

1573-7098

Volume

10

Issue

2

First Page

173

Last Page

190

Description

The leadership behaviors of people are likely to be partially shaped by their cultural contexts. For example, it is expected that people from high-context cultures are likely to be more focused on relationships. To explore the behavioral tendencies of working adults in Oman, since there is a paucity of information on this population, this paper compares the leadership perception of 129 government employees based on their age and gender. It appears that Omanis have similar scores on their task and relationship orientations. Furthermore, gender and age did not produce any statistically significant differences. Practical suggestions for expatriates and implications are presented.

DOI

10.1007/s11115-009-0103-x

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