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A Christian-ethical comparison of leadership styles in the West and in Tanzania and their impact on cross-cultural partnerships

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dc.contributor Kessler, V. (Dr.)
dc.contributor Kretzschmar, L. (Prof.)
dc.contributor djagegjj@unisa.ac.za
dc.creator Schubert, Ralph Ipyana
dc.date 2009-08-25T11:01:38Z
dc.date 2009-08-25T11:01:38Z
dc.date 2009-08-25T11:01:38Z
dc.date 2007-02-28
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-27T17:09:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-27T17:09:18Z
dc.identifier Schubert, Ralph Ipyana (2009) A Christian-ethical comparison of leadership styles in the West and in Tanzania and their impact on cross-cultural partnerships, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2225>
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2225
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2225>
dc.description This dissertation is a Christian-ethical comparison of Western and Tanzanian leadership styles and their impact on cross-cultural partnerships. Christian ethics and the two cultural models by Hofstede, and Hampden-Turner and Trompenaars provide a framework for the analysis, interpretation, comparison and evaluation of both leadership styles. This study combines theoretical and empirical qualitative research in a dialectical process. The data are generated through interviews, observations, case studies, group discussion and literature. The main leadership features of character, relationship, power and conflict in the West and in Tanzania are described and compared. Furthermore, Western and Tanzanians enter into a cross-cultural dialogue on leadership issues to discover the differences, strengths and weaknesses and what they can learn from each other. Both leadership styles are evaluated in light of the Scripture. Practical action steps are proposed to move towards a truer Christian leadership style. Finally, the impact of the different leadership styles, challenges and hindrances for partnerships are addressed and a way to foster partnerships is proposed.
dc.description Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology
dc.description (M.Th. (Theological Ethics)
dc.language en
dc.subject Partnership
dc.subject Organisational culture
dc.subject Conflict
dc.subject Meetings
dc.subject Decision-making
dc.subject Power
dc.subject Character
dc.subject Culture
dc.subject Virtues
dc.subject Norms
dc.subject Values
dc.subject Christian ethics
dc.subject Leadership
dc.subject West
dc.subject Tanzania
dc.subject Christian leadership -- Tanzania -- Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject Christian ethics -- Tanzania
dc.subject Christianity and culture -- Tanzania
dc.subject Leadership -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
dc.title A Christian-ethical comparison of leadership styles in the West and in Tanzania and their impact on cross-cultural partnerships
dc.type Thesis


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