Societal Culture in Iceland: From the Past to the Present

  • Inga Minelgaite
  • Svala Guðmundsdóttir
  • Árelía E. Guðmundsdóttir
  • Olga Stangej
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


The societal culture of a nation is embedded in its history. The Saga Age or Söguöld represents the first century of modern-day Iceland’s history and through narratives captures the determination, strong-mindedness, adaptability, and the inclination to explore new horizons and resources. These societal characteristics, along the line of continuous, challenging events, shape the core of leadership in Iceland and are further summarized in this chapter.


Societal culture History of Iceland 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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