On Wednesday, the 13th of January at 11:00 CET the first of our Research Colloquia this semester will take place virtually. Our guest, Dr. Ritam Garg from Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, will be talking about „Leadership Styles and Organizational Boundary Spannning“.
Here is the abstract related to his talk on Wednesday:
Extant research posits that lack of leadership abilities can have an impact on the overall business outcome of a particular firm, but when culture is factored in, this affect can be even more profound. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding between culture and leadership styles can provide us with better insights into the leadership abilities and the firm performance. This research draws from Hofstede’s culture dimensions, with boundary spanning ability as a foundation, and presents five hypotheses, which are tested against a data set from the companies in India. The results indicate a strong influence of cultural dimensions of Hofstede on the overall work culture. Furthermore, a moderating effect of a special kind of leadership style is found. Based on these results, different implications for MNCs willing to operate in India are provided. Furthermore, it is assumed that if the results can be successfully implemented, then they can be replicated in other culturally complex environments.
If you are interested in the topics of leadership styles and business in general, don't miss out on the chance of meeting with Ritam Garg and learning from his experience.
Students of Architecture, Graphic Design & Visual Communication, Digital Business and Business Administration are more than welcome to join for some meaningful interdisciplinary learning. Get inspired, learn new perspectives!
The Research Colloquium is open to everyone and will be held online. Click here to join the lecture on Wednesday.
About Dr. Ritam Garg
Dr. Ritam Garg is a lecturer and professor of Business Administration at Berlin International University of Applied Sciences. Before joining Berlin International, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany. Dr. Ritam Garg received his PhD in International Management from Thapar University, India. He also received his Master in Telecommunications Electronics and MBA in England, United Kingdom. His research interests include Intercultural Management Research, Indigenous Management, Emerging Market Firms, Dynamic Capabilities, and Top Management Teams. He has published articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals, along with book chapters, case studies, and has presented his work at the refereed conferences like Academy of International Business (AIB), and European Academy of Management (EURAM) etc. Dr. Garg also serves as a reviewer for a number of academic journals and conferences. Currently he is the Head of BA Intercultural Management at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.