Native American leadership theory: A tribal perspective

by Munson, Terence E., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2007, 159 pages; 3250065

Abstract:

There are numerous studies regarding the topic of leadership theory and its application in the business arena. There are a very limited number of studies that focus on leadership from the perspective of the Native American. This grounded theory study generated one theory based on the Native Americans of the Fort Belknap Reservation. Purposive sampling of leaders of the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes from this reservation was used for the development of that theory. The study found eleven leadership concepts of importance to members of the two tribes. The concepts of importance were tribal affiliation, service leadership, community involvement, equality and respect, business negativity, observational learning, cultural difference, time perception, cultural participation, gender differences, and non-materialism. The study was but a first step in promoting understanding of leadership from the Native American viewpoint.

AdviserToni Greif
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsSocial research; Management; Social structure; Native American studies
Publication Number3250065

About ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
With nearly 4 million records, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. It is the database of record for graduate research.

PQDT Global combines content from a range of the world's premier universities - from the Ivy League to the Russell Group. Of the nearly 4 million graduate works included in the database, ProQuest offers more than 2.5 million in full text formats. Of those, over 1.7 million are available in PDF format. More than 90,000 dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.

If you have questions, please feel free to visit the ProQuest Web site - http://www.proquest.com - or contact ProQuest Support.