The Impact of Organizational Characteristics on Leadership Effectiveness Models: An Examination of Leadership in a Private and a Public Sector Organization

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper Series

Administration & Society, Vol. 33, No. 4, p. 403, September 2001

29 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2007

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Robert Hooijberg

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers University, Newark

Jaepil Choi

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Abstract

Researchers have been criticized for applying generic organization and management theories to public sector organizations on the basis that such theories ignore significant public-private differences. To examine the extent to which generic theories can help us better understand public-private differences, the authors applied a generic leadership theory to both a private and a public sector organization and found interesting differences between the two organizations. The authors concluded that generic theories serve the useful purpose of allowing researchers to compare and contrast public sector management issues with those of other types of organizations. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Hooijberg, Robert and Choi, Jaepil, The Impact of Organizational Characteristics on Leadership Effectiveness Models: An Examination of Leadership in a Private and a Public Sector Organization. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper Series; Administration & Society, Vol. 33, No. 4, p. 403, September 2001 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1005781

Robert Hooijberg (Contact Author)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers University, Newark ( email )

180 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Jaepil Choi

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology ( email )

Organizational Behavior
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong

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