SQU scholar's book analyses region's culture, leadership [Times of Oman]
(Times of Oman Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Muscat: Dr James Rajasekar, a faculty of Management in the College of Economics and Political Science (CEPS), Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), has co-authored a book titled Culture and Gender in Leadership: Perspectives from the Middle East and Asia, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan, a leading international academic publisher.
The book presents the research studies carried out in the Middle East and Asia in the fields of culture and gender and their influence on leadership in particular.
The cultures and practices of these geographical regions are very varied and this book brings together analyses of these themes in selected countries of these two regions.
There are 14 chapters written by experts in their fields. Authors of these chapters use detailed descriptions, case studies and vignettes to elaborate the cultural relativism and gender in leadership in these countries and provide a unique and comparative perspective drawn from their own cultures.
The book has two dedicated chapters on Oman. One chapter focuses on the different leadership styles practised in Oman and the other discusses expatriate and Omani workplace relationships and individual performance.
Commenting on his work, Dr Rajasekar said that this book also contributes to the development of theory and empirical research being carried out in these regions and through the collective efforts presented in this book, attempts to strengthen the body of knowledge and practice in the fields of culture and gender in leadership.
"As Asia is becoming the engine of economic growth for the world and Arab Spring is opening up new vistas in the Middle East, this book is a must read for both academics and professional managers, so as to wade through the complex area of culture and gender related issues," he said.
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