The overall aim of this volume is to present the research studies carried out in the Middle East and Asia in the fields of culture and gender and their influence on leadership in particular. The cultures and practices of these geographical regions are very much varied and this book, Culture and Gender in Leadership: Perspectives from the Middle East and Asia, brings together analyses of these themes in selected countries of these two regions. The chapter authors use detailed descriptions, case studies and vignettes to speak to the cultural relativism and gender in leadership in these countries and provide a unique and comparative perspective drawn from their own cultures. This volume also contributes to the development of theory and empirical research found in these regions and through the collective efforts presented in this book, attempts to strengthen the body of kwledge and practice in the fields of culture and gender in leadership. As Asia is becoming the engine of ecomic growth for the world and Arab Spring is opening up new vistas in the Middle East, this book is a must read.
Alan N. Aladano, Graduate School of Capitol University, Philippines Salem Al-Abri, Australian National University, Australia Sarah Alhai, University of Strathclyde Business School, UK Alexandre A. Bachkirov, College of Commerce and Economics, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman David Beckett, University of Melbourne, Australia Anna Danielewicz-Betz, Centre for Language Research, University of Aizu, Japan Adil Al-Busaidi , Ohio University, USA Francis Thaise A. Cimene, Graduate School of Capitol University , Philippines William R. Kennan, Radford University, USA Sami A. Khan, Faculty of Economics & Administration, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia Hunmin Kim, Scranton College, Ewha University, South Korea Rajesh Kumar, Chandragupta Institute of Management Patna, India Madhavi Harshadrai Mehta, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, India Edna Mitchell, Mills College, USA Unnikammu Moideenkutty, College of Commerce and Economics, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman Brian O'Donogue, NOESIS Ex Ed, Malaysia Stuart M. Schmidt, Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University, USA Xiaoran Song, University of Melbourne, Australia Yasser S. Tabouk, Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM), Information Technology Park, Sultanate of Oman Deepanjana Varshney, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia Constance Van Horne, Zayed University , United Arabia Emirates Susan Wardak, Teacher Education Department of Ministry of Education, Afghanistan Emile Kok-Kheng Yeoh, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia