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Contributions to Management Science

Demystifying Leadership in Iceland

An Inquiry into Cultural, Societal, and Entrepreneurial Uniqueness

Authors: Minelgaite, I., Guðmundsdóttir, S., Guðmundsdóttir, Á.E., Stangej, O.

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  • Introduces the uniqueness of Icelandic business leadership
  • Places a major emphasis on gender equality and power distances
  • Provides interesting case studies to illustrate the paths in development of leadership
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This book explores the nature and uniqueness of leadership in Iceland within a business and economic context. Starting with an analysis of Iceland’s geographical location, historical development and societal culture, the authors critically examine the major elements of the Icelandic business environment from an individual to a global level, and from economic prosperity to financial collapse. They particularly focus on leadership and human resource management within this unique societal culture and discuss the specific issues that are unique to Iceland, i.e. entrepreneurship, gender egalitarianism, equality,  low power-distance, reflecting on, and orienting within contemporary leadership theories. The book covers a variety of analytical methods and cases, providing a unique introduction to leadership in Iceland, and opening avenues for further research into this relatively new phenomenon.

About the authors

Dr. Inga Minelgaite is an Assistant Professor at the School of Business, University of Iceland. Her main research field is (cross-cultural) leadership and gender. Inga is also interested in emerging fields of leadership such as neuroscience of leadership and followership. Inga has fifteen years of experience working in senior and top management positions in various sectors of business and in multiple countries. Inga is a North-East-Central Europe Area Manager for the Global Preferred Leadership and Cultural Values and a member of a number of other research networks.

Dr. Svala Guðmundsdóttir is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for the School of Business at the University of Iceland. Her research has focused on cross-cultural adjustment, cultural intelligence, and the national culture of Iceland, along with local human resources. For the past nine years she has been teaching change management, human resources as well as international relations at B.S., M.S., and in the MBA program.

Dr. Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir is an Associate Professor at the School of Business within the University of Iceland, where she teaches an elective course on Future of work and Leadership. Her research areas are leadership, gender equality, and career development. Árelía has published books and articles on leadership, gender equality, employment relations, career and self-development. Árelía has worked as a consultant for major Icelandic organizations for over twenty years and has participated in public debate in both Icelandic and UK media on her field of expertise.

Dr. Olga Stangej is a Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Quality Management and Business Administration (IQB-FHS) at the FHS University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland. She is also a founder of the Baltic Institute of Family Business. Olga has been simultaneously engaged in academic research, business and management teaching, consulting, and practice. Her research, educational activities, and projects lie in the field of management with a particular focus on leadership and family business.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07138-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Demystifying Leadership in Iceland
Book Subtitle
An Inquiry into Cultural, Societal, and Entrepreneurial Uniqueness
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96044-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96044-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96043-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07138-7
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 160
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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