Organisational Leadership in Bangladesh: An Investigation of Managerial Response to A Change Environment

  • Christopher Selvarajah Swinburne University of Technology
  • Denny Meyer Swinburne University of Technology
  • Tarun Kanti Bose Khulna University

Abstract

This paper examines links between the cultural embeddedness and current managerial response to leadership excellence in a change environment in the context of Bangladesh. The study was performed for the years of 2009 and 2014. To explore the link between culture and managerial response, factor analysis, regression and structural modelling using SPSS V22 and AMOS V22 are employed to explain what constitutes managerial leadership excellence in Bangladesh. The results, based on the perceptions of 660 Bangladesh managers, suggest that managers are receptive to behavioural changes demanded by the environment. In particular, empathy has a negative relationship with the Excellent Leader response in 2014 compared to 2009, thus suggesting environmental changes influencing managerial behaviours. Future research should explore further the time and etic influences on leadership. Keywords: Managerial Leadership, Human Capacity Building Sufi Islam, Environment Sustainability, Empathy To cite this document: Christopher Selvarajah, Denny Meyer, and Tarun Kanti Bose, "Organisational Leadership in Bangladesh: An Investigation of Managerial Response to A Change Environment", Contemporary Management Research, Vol.14, No.1, pp. 21-52, 2018. Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.7903/cmr.18341

Author Biographies

Christopher Selvarajah, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Christopher Selvarajah is Professor and Discipline Leader of International Business in the Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship.
Denny Meyer, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Denny Meyer is Professor of Stastistics in the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design.
Tarun Kanti Bose, Khulna University
Tarun Bose is an Assistant Professor in Business Administration at Khulna University, Bangladesh and a PhD candidate in the International Business and Enterprise Cluster of Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow
Published
2018-08-23
How to Cite
Selvarajah, C., Meyer, D., & Bose, T. (2018). Organisational Leadership in Bangladesh: An Investigation of Managerial Response to A Change Environment. Contemporary Management Research, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.7903/cmr.18341
Section
Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management