Leadership for Multicultural Organizations

Ahmed Al-Asfour, Sandra White Shield


In response to the world-wide changes that globalization has created, leaders have struggled to create a leadership style for organizations that are increasingly multicultural. This paper provides definitions of ethnocentric, polycentric, synergistic, geocentric, and regiocentric leadership style and discusses how leaders can use these styles to lead multicultural organizations. In this study, the researchers reviewed many published articles in the area of multicultural leadership and combined the multicultural leadership styles in a single article illustrating the latest research outcomes.

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