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GOING WEST?: CULTURE AND THE EMERGING MANAGEMENT STYLES AMONG EXECUTIVES IN A MALAYSIAN LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS PLANT

Halib, Mohammed and Salleh, Rohani and Ghazali, Zulkipli (2008) GOING WEST?: CULTURE AND THE EMERGING MANAGEMENT STYLES AMONG EXECUTIVES IN A MALAYSIAN LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS PLANT. In: The 3rd International Borneo Business Conference (IBBC) 2008, 15 - 17 December 2008, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the influence of culture on management styles among executives at the Malaysian Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG) plant located in Bintulu, Malaysia. The plant is currently the world’s largest natural gas processing complex. The ways in which culture affects management styles is still largely unexplored in the developing countries. Adapting culturally relevant and accepted ways of managing is crucial to the success of organizations. Results of the study indicate that collectivist and feminine oriented management styles were practised reflecting eastern values. However, the study reveals that the executives practised small power distance management style associated with Western culture. Generally, the management styles of the executives suggest a value shift towards more Western-oriented ideals.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Management & Humanities
ID Code:6032
Deposited By: Dr Rohani Salleh
Deposited On:07 Jul 2011 07:03
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:26

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