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Demystifying Leadership in Iceland

An Inquiry into Cultural, Societal, and Entrepreneurial Uniqueness

  • Inga Minelgaite
  • Svala Guðmundsdóttir
  • Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir
  • Olga Stangej

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Leadership and Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 3-6
    3. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 7-14
    4. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 15-25
    5. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 27-38
    6. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 39-50
  3. Transforming Leadership: An Entrepreneurial Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 53-60
    3. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 61-68
    4. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 69-77
  4. Transforming Leadership: Gender Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 81-88
    3. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 89-97
    4. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 99-108
  5. Leadership in Action: Specific Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 111-124
    3. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 125-136
    4. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 137-150
    5. Inga Minelgaite, Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir, Olga Stangej
      Pages 151-160

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the nature and uniqueness of leadership in Iceland within a business and economic context. Starting with an analysis of Iceland’s geographical location, historical development and societal culture, the authors critically examine the major elements of the Icelandic business environment from an individual to a global level, and from economic prosperity to financial collapse. They particularly focus on leadership and human resource management within this unique societal culture and discuss the specific issues that are unique to Iceland, i.e. entrepreneurship, gender egalitarianism, equality,  low power-distance, reflecting on, and orienting within contemporary leadership theories. The book covers a variety of analytical methods and cases, providing a unique introduction to leadership in Iceland, and opening avenues for further research into this relatively new phenomenon.


Keywords

Entrepreneurship in Iceland Entrepreneurial Leadership at deCODE Genetics Gender Egalitarianism Gender Quota on Management Boards Leadership in Iceland Low Power Distance Management Board Composition in Iceland Women's Leadership in Iceland

Authors and affiliations

  • Inga Minelgaite
    • 1
  • Svala Guðmundsdóttir
    • 2
  • Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir
    • 3
  • Olga Stangej
    • 4
  1. 1.University of IcelandReykjavikIceland
  2. 2.University of IcelandReykjavikIceland
  3. 3.University of IcelandReykjavikIceland
  4. 4.Institute of Quality Management and Business Administration (IQB-FHS)FHS St. Gallen, University of Applied SciencesSt. GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96044-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96043-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96044-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-716X
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