Course Description

RES 7015
Global Leadership Research
Prerequisite: Res 7000-7012. The purpose of this course is to examine a development of leadership theory in different cultures and to learn about nuances of conducting international studies. Such topics as working with an international sample; collaborating with international scholars; cultural philosophical assumptions and frames of references and their influence of theory development; challenges with a concept translation; and publication standards in international scholarly outlets are among a few topics examined in the course. This course will also enable students to evaluate generalizability of research finding in Western leadership studies. Finally, students will analyze leadership studies published by scholars from Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East. Applications for theory development as well as for leadership development will be discussed.