An exploratory study of Thai employees' preferred style of managers

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Yukongdi, Vimolwan. 2004. "An exploratory study of Thai employees' preferred style of managers." Scandinavian Academy of Management (SAM) and the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) VIIth World Congress: Management in a World of Diversity and Change. Goteborg, Sweden 05 - 07 Jul 2004 Scandinavia.
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An exploratory study of Thai employees' preferred style of managers

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AuthorYukongdi, Vimolwan
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the Scandinavian Academy of Management (SAM) and the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) VIIth World Congress: Management in a World of Diversity and Change
Number of Pages14
Year2004
Place of PublicationScandinavia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/jsba/taikai/callforpapers1.pdf
Conference/EventScandinavian Academy of Management (SAM) and the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) VIIth World Congress: Management in a World of Diversity and Change
Event Details
Scandinavian Academy of Management (SAM) and the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) VIIth World Congress: Management in a World of Diversity and Change
Event Date
05 to end of 07 Jul 2004
Event Location
Goteborg, Sweden
Abstract

[Abstract]: This study examined the perceived and preferred style of managers among employees in Thai organisations. Data were collected from a sample of employees in manufacturing firms. The correlation analysis and analysis of variance techniques were employed to examine the relationships between power distance, perceived influence in decision making, satisfaction with participation, and job satisfaction. The results showed that the most preferred style of manager for employees was the consultative manager, followed by participative, paternalistic, whilst the smallest proportion of employees preferred an autocratic manager. On the other hand, the largest proportion of employees perceived their managers to be consultative, followed by paternalistic, autocratic, and participative. In addition, employees who perceived their managers to be more democratic also reported a higher level of influence in decision making, greater satisfaction with participation, and job satisfaction. Employees who perceived their managers to be autocratic or paternalistic also reported being afraid to express disagreement than those working under a democratic manager.

Keywordsmanagers; management style; management; style; Thai; employees; Thai employees; preferred; perceived; power distance
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350710. Organisational behaviour
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