Leadership Development in Emerging Market Economies

  • Alexandre Ardichvili
  • Khalil Dirani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Alexandre Ardichvili, Khalil M. Dirani
    Pages 1-12
  3. BRICs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. João Paulo Bittencourt, Silvia Pereira de Castro Casa Nova, Edgard Cornacchione
      Pages 15-35
    3. Alexandre Ardichvili, Elena K. Zavyalova
      Pages 37-53
    4. Meera Alagaraja, Denise M. Cumberland, Ann Herd
      Pages 55-72
    5. Jessica Li, Yarong Wang, Feng Wu
      Pages 73-91
    6. Robert M. Yawson
      Pages 93-109
  4. Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Chiraprapha Tan Akaraborworn, Dawisa Sritanyarat
      Pages 149-167
    3. Loi Anh Nguyen, Lam Dao, Anh Hong Nguyen
      Pages 169-186
  5. Africa and the Middle East

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Emmanuel Osafo, Robert M. Yawson
      Pages 209-227
    3. Machuma Helen A. Muyia, Fredrick Muyia Nafukho
      Pages 229-244
    4. Khalil M. Dirani, Christine Silva Hamie, Hayfaa Tlaiss
      Pages 245-260
  6. Eastern Europe

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 313-321

About this book


This edited volume provides an overview of the current state and indigenous practices of leadership development (LD) in a select group of emerging market economies, including BRICS, Southeast and East Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa. While some authors focus exclusively on LD in the business sector, others discuss such topics as LD in higher education, the role of higher education institutions in leadership development for managers and executives, the role of religious institutions, and LD in the government and public sectors. Further, chapters on Brazil, Malaysia, Russia, Thailand, South Africa and South Korea include case studies of LD in individual companies. These cases and examples can be used in discussions of indigenous LD practices in courses on international and cross-cultural HRD, HRM, and leadership and organization development. Readers will benefit from this unique view of indigenous practices and perspectives from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds: HRD, HRM, and management and leadership studies. It is an essential read for academic audiences who recognize leadership development as a dominant trend both in developed and emerging economies.


leadership development HRD leadership human resource development global leadership competencies cross-cultural and international leadership research

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandre Ardichvili
    • 1
  • Khalil Dirani
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Minnesota Twin CitiesMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Texas A&M at Corpus ChristiCorpus ChristiUSA

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