Along with the process of globalization, the need of multinational companies to manage business activities abroad is steadily increasing. The book “The Influence of Trust on Leader-Member Exchange in Culturally Diverse Leader-Member Dyads” addresses this need on the dyadic leadership level, examining in depth how trust is influencing working relationships and their professional output in cross-cultural leader-member dyads. Due to their greatly differing management practices, focus is laid on German-Chinese dyads, which constitute a particularly rich example of cultural diversity. Going beyond the mere importance of trust, the book identifies differences in the trust-building process between Germans and Chinese, thus highlighting the general weight of culture in international leadership practices.
Through profound research and numerous references the book provides a broad overview over the areas of LMX, German and Chinese leadership practices as well as cultural diversity. It addresses both researchers and managers who deal with cultural diversity in leadership.