Leadership in the Asia Pacific
A Global Research Perspective
Edited by Chris Rowley, David Ulrich
To Be Published October 20th 2013 by Routledge – 208 pages
This book examines the vital nature of the subject of leadership in Asia and looks, in particular, at the processes and practices within the Asia Pacific region. It describes how leadership processes differ across various regions and teaches managers how to better employ these processes in order to improve the success of their organisations. The work moves beyond looking only at Western ideas and explores further leadership perspectives based on differing cultural foundations. It considers the influences of Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism and Legalism and also reflects the character of different leadership styles, such as paternalistic, benevolent transactional and transformational styles, as well as authentic and entrepreneurial approaches. Throughout the text, a wide range of international contributors adopt an array of leadership and other theories, cases, sectors and methods to discuss leadership in Asia.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the Asia Pacific Business Review.
1. Introduction 2. Authentic leadership theory development: theorizing on Chinese philosophy 3. The ‘learning’ and ‘leading’ styles of management, and the impact of these on organisational outcomes 4. Confucian foundations to leadership in Asia: a study of Chinese business leaders 5. The influencing mechanisms of paternalistic leadership 6. A contingency approach to entrepreneurial leadership: An exploratory case study of 2 Chinese private enterprises 7. Leadership in Asia: The Malaysian perspective 8. Failure to globally launch: A cautionary tale from Japan9.Painting Ghosts and Monsters: Leadership in the Philosophy of Han Feizi 10. Chinese Managerial Values and The War for Talent 11. Conclusion
Professor Chris Rowley is Director of the Centre for Research in Asian Management at the Cass Business School, City University, London, UK. He is also Director of Research and Publications at the HEAD Foundation, Singapore. Previous publications include, The Changing Face of Management in China (2009) and HRM: The Key Concepts (2009)
Professor David Ulrich is Professor in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, USA and Partner at the RBL Group, USA, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He studies how organizations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources. Previous publications include Asian Leadership (2010) and The Why of Work (2010).