Explain (in your own words) why studying integrity issues in cross-cultural leadership may lead to different results, compared to integrity issues in leadership studies disregarding cross-cultural issues.

International Leadership and Management

Course Work 2

This course work 2 consists of 8 questions. All questions relate to the accompanying text (‘the article”) “The meaning of leader integrity: A comparative study across Anglo, Asian, and Germanic cultures” by Gillian S. Martin, Mary A. Keating, Christian J. Resick, Erna Szabo,
Ho Kwong Kwan, Chunyan Peng (The Leadership Quarterly 24 (2013) pp. 445-461).

Please answer the questions within the word limit set for each question. (All answers beyond the word limit will not be evaluated). Use appropriate in-text citations in your answer (within the word limit), and add a list of references (not counted in the word limit) at the end. Each question also indicates the maximum amount of points that can be obtained for that question.

Q1 (max. 150 words; 5 points)
Describe in your own words one major conclusion of the article.

Q2 (max. 150 words; 5 points)
Explain (in your own words) why studying integrity issues in cross-cultural leadership may lead to different results, compared to integrity issues in leadership studies disregarding cross-cultural issues. (Please give at least two reasons).

Q3 (max. 200 words; 10 points)
Explain which leadership approaches, discussed during the lectures, align with at least three integrity themes identified in the article. (Please discuss at most two different leadership approaches).

Q4 (max. 200 words; 10 points)
Why does the theme ‘Fair and Just’, according to the article, contribute more prominently to leader integrity in the Confucian Asia cultural cluster than to leader integrity in the Anglo cultural cluster? (Please give at least two reasons).

Q5 (max. 400 words; 20 points)
The article relies heavily on the ‘coding’ of the responses of by managers participating in the research. Explain what would be the conclusion of the article for leader integrity across culture cluster if only TWO themes had emerged from the research: ‘personal factors’ and ‘relational factors’, and these two themes were composed as follows: PERSONAL FACTORS is the average of the existing themes ‘Honest’, ‘Value-behavior consistency’, ‘Guided by strong personal values’, ‘Word-action consistency’ and ‘Openness and transparancy’; and RELATIONAL FACTORS is the average of the remaining themes in the article. (Please supply the evidence to support the answer).
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Q6 (max. 400 words; 20 points)
Explain how differences in demographic characteristics may have influenced the research outcomes. (Please specify the demographic characteristics and their influence on the outcomes).

Q7 (max. 300 words; 15 points)
Please answer the question “Is leader integrity global or local?” based on the findings of the article.

Q8 (max. 200 words; 15 points)
Why is the title of the article inappropriate, and what would have been a better title?

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