International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Critical Literature Analysis of Leadership and Cross-cultural Management: A Glance on the UAE Higher Education Context
Iman Rabah, EdD

The purpose of this paper is to highlight appropriate leadership and cross-cultural models in higher education as a unique context. It focuses on scholar's recommendations for top administrators to lead faculty members in a proper way, especially since the higher education context is unique and leadership within this context is unique as well. The literature of cross-cultural management in higher education gives an important role to cultural awareness of leaders who need to understand the mind-sets and national characters of individuals such as their courtesies and customs. This paper also uses Hofstede's (1991) cultural dimensions in order to study the characteristics and cultural components of Emirati people and of expatriates who come from different countries like the U.S, Britain, France, Spain, China etc.

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