Distance Leadership in International Corporations

Why Organizations Struggle when Distances Grow

  • Nadine Poser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 203-241

About this book


Nadine Poser highlights the need for digital transformation in international organizations, not only from a business perspective but from a human point of view. Information technology is on the rise and with it the demand for highly influential digital leaders. The book covers the question under which conditions leadership can overcome physical distance. The author deliberately shifts the attention from those who lead to those who follow.


  • Literature Review: Leadership Theories – From Early Stages to Modern Concepts; Distance Leadership
  • Hypotheses: Direct Effects of Leadership Behavior on Follower Self-Leadership and Performance; Moderation and Mediation Effects of Distance on the Leader-Follower Relationship
  • Discussion: Leadership Behavior; Self-Leadership; Relationship Quality; Direct Effects and Mediation Effects of Distance

Target Groups

  • Academics and students in disciplines of leadership, organizational behavior, applied psychology
  • Practitioners interested in digital leadership and leaders of virtual teams

The Author

Nadine Poser is a senior consultant with a focus on executive leadership and change at an international strategy consulting firm in Stuttgart. Educated in the Middle East and Liechtenstein, her academic and teaching expertise includes virtual leadership, lean leadership, and action learning.


Series Editors

The series Advances in Information Systems and Business Engineering is edited by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Baumöl, Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke, and Prof. Dr. Reinhard Jung.


Highly influential digital leaders Virtual Leadership Leader-member Exchange Self-Leadership Executive Leadership Trust and Communication

Authors and affiliations

  • Nadine Poser
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  1. 1.Inst. für Technologie & EntrepreneurshipUniversität Liechtenstein Inst. für Technologie & EntrepreneurshipVaduzLiechtenstein

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