Southern Asia cluster: where the old meets the new?

Gupta, Vipin; Surie, Gita; Javidan, Mansour; Chhokar, Jagdeep
March 2002
Journal of World Business;Spring2002, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p16
Academic Journal
The GLOBE southern Asia cluster consists of India, Indonesia. Iran, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. The cluster has a total population of almost 1.5 billion and a gross domestic product of almost U.S.$1 trillion. The hallmark of the cluster is its high power distance and group and family collectivism practices. In terms of values, it aspires for a much stronger future orientation and performance orientation, and much lower levels of power distance. The cluster highly values charismatic, team oriented, and humane leadership. The managerial implications of GLOBE findings are discussed in the paper. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Inc.


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