A study into cross-cultural management with concern to leadership within the UK construction industry

Payne, Jack (2014) A study into cross-cultural management with concern to leadership within the UK construction industry. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this research project aims to identify the cultural make-up of the UK construction industry, and how different cultures within the industry respond to preferred leadership styles. The method used was the review of existing literature to ascertain the theory behind culture and leadership. Once the theory is known it will be used to conducted surveys into determining the cultural dimensions of the UK construction industry and the appropriate leadership styles. The data collected revealed the cultural orientation of the industry and the preferred leadership styles of the nationalities that it’s comprised of. These findings indicated that British nationals preferred a democratic leadership style over authoritarian and laissez-faire styles. Research infers that when project managing a multi-cultured team one must be able to use varied leadership styles. This research investigation will add knowledge to the topic and will benefit construction managers faced with managing a multi-cultured team.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 14:58
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:47
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/16457

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