African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4156

Full Length Research Paper

Study of an extant of applicability of leadership theories in different culture clusters- An analysis through the lens of GLOBE Project

Mishra Ganesh Prasad
  • Mishra Ganesh Prasad
  • Department of Management, Waljat College of Applied Sciences (In Academic partnership with B.I.T. Mesra, Ranchi), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 16 August 2016
  •  Accepted: 18 October 2016
  •  Published: 14 November 2016


In this paper three leadership theories are described (Charismatic/Value-based Leadership Theory, Team Orientation Leadership Theory, and Participative Leadership Theory) and the extent to which each theory might or might not be applicable in three different cultures (GLOBE Study is used to select the cultures). The project focuses much on the following cultural clusters taken for the study: South Asian cluster, Sub Saharan culture, and Middle East cultural cluster. GLOBE study referred to “Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness,” studied for 11-year that involved 170 researchers from 62- nations worldwide (Dorfman et al., 2012). Each theory has been described in a separate section along with contrasting features and their application in three different cultures.


Key words: Charismatic/Value-based leadership theory, team orientation leadership theory, participative leadership theory, GLOBE study.