About this Learning Object

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This learning object "Leadership Dimensions: Culture and Leadership" is designed to introduce a diverse group of international students to the cultural dimensions of leadership.

This learning object was developed by Sirje Virkus within the Human Resource Management Module of the Digital Library Learning Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Course in spring 2009.

This learning object has 12 hours of study time and it consists of:

  • Text-based and multimedia-based study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Assignments
  • References
  • Useful Links

Technical Requirements: no special software is required, only flash player (download Adobe Flash Player) and pdf reader (download Adobe Reader) are needed.

This learning object consists of the following topics:

  • Context for Cultural Leadership
  • Definition of Culture
  • Dimension of Culture
    • Geert Hofstede
    • Globe Project
  • Clusters of World Culture
  • Leadership Behavior and Culture Clusters
  • Universally Desirable and Undesirable Leadership Attributes


Sirje Virkus, Tallinn University, 2009