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Culture and Leadership Across the World by Robert J. House, Felix C. Brodbeck, Jagdeep S. Chhokar

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Culture and Leadership in a Flat Country: The Case of the Netherlands

Henk ThierryTilburg University, the Netherlands

Deanne N. den HartogUniversity of Amsterdam

Paul L. KoopmanVrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Celeste P. M. WilderomUniversity of Twente, the Netherlands

Summary

Dutch GLOBE data are presented in this chapter with an overview of the history of Holland and later the Netherlands. From the Middle Ages onward, Dutch cities had substantial local autonomy, which led their educated citizens and merchants to rule themselves to a large extent. This relative autonomy stimulated independent thought and judgment, a climate that helped Protestantism ...

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