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Global leadership and supportive stereotypes
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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. (International Business)
2013 (English)In: European Journal of International Management, ISSN 1751-6757, Vol. 7, no 5 SI, 604-622 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using stereotypes as a concept is highly value-laden. Mention of stereotype use in the global leadership discussion is notably absent; aside from the extent they are overcome by competent leaders. In this paper, we draw on multiple streams of literature to conceptually argue why stereotypes and the use of categories by global leaders can be supportive and as such deserve recognition. Examining the content domain of global leadership from a group-directed leadership perspective, we add supportive stereotypes and infuse dynamic properties to further develop a model of global leaders' intercultural competences. We propose that global leaders not only need to handle (and overcome) negative stereotypes in interpersonal relationships as stressed in the extant literature but also can invoke supportive stereotypes when managing or attempting to influence groups of people.

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2013. Vol. 7, no 5 SI, 604-622 p.
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Social Sciences
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Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-204461DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2013.056480ISI: 000325156200008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-204461DiVA: diva2:639102
Available from: 2013-08-06 Created: 2013-08-06 Last updated: 2013-11-05Bibliographically approved

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