This study aimed to compare the cultural patterns of Brazilian and Portuguese groups. Using an instrument named Values Scale it was possible to identify and compare these patterns. In addition, we sought to compare the leadership styles preferred by those groups using an adaptation of the Tannenbaum and Schmidt's Taxonomy developed by Vroom (2000). Finally, we assessed whether there was correlation between cultural patterns and leadership styles. It was observed that the two groups showed a preference for Horizontal-Collectivism Cultural Pattern and the Brazilian group chose a more participative leadership style when compared with the Portuguese group. There was also a correlation between cultural patterns and leadership styles. At the end of the study limitations are presented and proposals for future research are suggested, especially between Brazilians and Portuguese, since such studies are still scarce and taking into account that these countries have in common historical past and are also facing significant social, economic and cultural changes.

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Azevedo Nogueira, Affonso Henriques de

Cross-cultural leadership: a comparative study between Brazilian and Portuguese subordinates

05/2012
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Cross-cultural leadership: a comparative study between Brazilian and Portuguese subordinates
Azevedo Nogueira, Affonso Henriques de
Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). ESADE

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