The preferred style of managers: an empirical study of Australian and Thai employees

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Yukongdi, Vimolwan. 2005. "The preferred style of managers: an empirical study of Australian and Thai employees." 19th British Academy of Management Conference: SIG: Strategy-as-Practice (BAM 2005). Oxford, United Kingdom 13 - 15 Sep 2005 United Kingdom.
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The preferred style of managers: an empirical study of Australian and Thai employees

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AuthorYukongdi, Vimolwan
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 19th British Academy of Management Conference (BAM 2005)
Number of Pages16
Year2005
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISBN0954960815
Conference/Event19th British Academy of Management Conference: SIG: Strategy-as-Practice (BAM 2005)
Event Details
19th British Academy of Management Conference: SIG: Strategy-as-Practice (BAM 2005)
Event Date
13 to end of 15 Sep 2005
Event Location
Oxford, United Kingdom
Abstract

[Summary]: The study examined the preferred and perceived style of managers among employees in Australia and Thailand using a questionnaire survey. The correlation analysis and analysis of variance techniques were employed to investigate the relationship between preferred style of managers and perceived influence in decision-making, utilisation of skills, satisfaction with participation and job satisfaction. The results indicated that the
most preferred style of managers among Australian employees was a participative manager, followed by a consultative, and a paternalistic manager. Surprisingly, nearly one third of Australian employees perceived their managers to be autocratic. Thai employees’ preferred style of manager was the consultative manager, followed by
participative, and paternalistic, while a large proportion of employees perceived they worked under a consultative manager. For both nation samples, employees who
perceived their managers to be more democratic, also reported a higher degree skill utilisation, satisfaction with participation, and job satisfaction. In addition, Thai
employees reported a greater degree of influence in decision-making when the manager was perceived to be more democratic.

Keywordsmanagers; management; style; preferred; perceived; Australian; Australia; Thailand; Thai
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350710. Organisational behaviour
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