CHAPTER 1

Provocations to a Debate

Tom Cockburn

Director (Policy): Center for Dynamic Leadership Models in Global Business, Canada

Khosro S. Jahdi,

Bradford College, U.K.

Edgar G. Wilson

Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Abstract

This chapter provides a contextual overview to enable the reader to locate the book within the panoramic vista of the rapidly evolving global business environment confronting executives and boards of all organizations whether they are multinational corporations or government agencies. That context is briefly outlined and the significance of the book topic and themes are presented as well as commentary and discussion of the conventional models of the key roles, responsibilities and expectations or assumptions ...

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