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Leadership and culture in New Zealand

Jeffrey C. KennedyNanyang Business School, Singapore

Everything that was good from that small, remote country had gone into them—sunshine and strength, good sense, patience, the versatility of practical men.

—Mulgan (1984, p. 15)

This chapter begins with an overview of New Zealand's historical development, and the cultural themes that have emerged since European settlement in the 1800s. The GLOBE methodology in New Zealand is then described, and New Zealand's pattern of responses to the GLOBE cultural scales is discussed. The next section provides a summary of research into organizational leadership, ...

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