Publication Type

Report

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

11-2015

Abstract

This study focuses on twenty Southeast Asian leaders who have been key players during critical transitions in the social, economic and political development of their country. In asking each of the societal leaders questions concerning their motivation, the cause they were championing and the factors that have led to their success as leaders, the study attempts to draw out common traits they possess and investigates whether the traits that make people effective societal leaders differ across socio-cultural and historical contexts. A grounded theory approach is used in the analysis of the attributes and traits that emerge from the transcripts of the videotaped interviews. A holistic model is used to capture the causal conditions, varying influences, strategies, consequences as well as the contexts that led to strong societal leadership.

Keywords

Societal Leadership, Asian Leaders, Politics, Southeast Asia

Discipline

Asian Studies | Leadership Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Publication

Published

First Page

1

Last Page

31

Publisher

Institute for Societal Leadership

City or Country

Singapore

Embargo Period

1-24-2017

Copyright Owner and License

Singapore Management University

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://isl.smu.edu.sg/CIL

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