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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.advisor Kessler, V. (Dr.) en
dc.contributor.advisor Kretzschmar, L. (Prof.) en Schubert, Ralph Ipyana en 2009-08-25T11:01:38Z 2009-08-25T11:01:38Z 2009-08-25T11:01:38Z 2007-02-28 en
dc.description.abstract 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. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Partnership en
dc.subject Organisational culture en
dc.subject Conflict en
dc.subject Meetings en
dc.subject Decision-making en
dc.subject Power en
dc.subject Character en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Virtues en
dc.subject Norms en
dc.subject Values en
dc.subject Christian ethics en
dc.subject Leadership en
dc.subject West en
dc.subject Tanzania en
dc.subject.lcsh Christian leadership -- Tanzania -- Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject.lcsh Christian ethics -- Tanzania
dc.subject.lcsh Christianity and culture -- Tanzania
dc.subject.lcsh 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 en
dc.type Thesis en en
dc.description.department Systematic Theology & Theological Ethics en (M.Th. (Theological Ethics) en

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