Document Type

Article

Publication details

Post-print of: Yu, HC & Miller, P 2005, Leadership style - The X Generation and Baby Boomers compared in different cultural contexts', Leadership and Organization Development Journal, vol. 26, no.1, pp.35-50.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01437730510575570

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Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Western researchers have concluded that generational groups of workers have different work characteristics and prefer different leadership styles. The objective of this study was to investigate if western research applies equally to generational groups in Taiwan’s workplaces, specifically in the higher education sector and manufacturing industry. The research found that generational groups in the manufacturing industry have different work characteristics and require different leadership styles while there were no differences in work characteristics and preferred leadership style for generational groups in the education sector.