An exploratory study of Thai employees' preferred style of managers

Yukongdi, Vimolwan (2004) An exploratory study of Thai employees' preferred style of managers. In: 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, 5-7 July 2004, Goteborg, Sweden.


[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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 06:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: managers; management style; management; style; Thai; employees; Thai employees; preferred; perceived; power distance
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour

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