Culture and Leadership in Finland

Martin LindellSwedish School of Economics and Business Administration

Camilla SigfridsCenter for Leading Competence Oy, Helsinki, Finland

A salient feature of Finnish society is its position between West and East. One of the prerequisites for understanding leadership and culture in Finland is to understand the historical development of Finnish society with its influences from both directions. The country's geographic vicinity to both Sweden and Russia has also had an impact on Finnish politics and the economy. A nation derives its culture from four principal sources: history, language, religion, and climate ...

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