Leadership: Short-term, intercultural and performance-oriented

  • Wolfgang Lukas


The paper examines the requirements of leadership on cruise vessels on the basis of the published research on this topic and adjacent areas. It describes the specific conditions and requirements for working and leading on board and proposes a comprehensive view which integrates both formal and informal dimensions. Finally it will be discussed how and to what extent the management of cruise companies off shore and on shore, as well as the human resources function may contribute to efficient leadership on board.


Transformational Leadership Leadership Style Transactional Leadership Cruise Ship Hospitality Industry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Lukas
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  1. 1.Bremerhaven University of Applied SciencesBremerhavenGermany

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