An accounting firm leadership style and culture

Hickey, Nathan and France, Adrian (2011) An accounting firm leadership style and culture. In: Auckland Region Accounting Conference 2011: Conference Papers. AUT.


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Organisational success has been considered dependent on leadership style and organisational culture, especially with the increase in firms collapsing throughout the current recession. Literature has found that the success of organisations, including sustained profits, performance indicators and high financial returns are retained by superior leadership. This research evaluates the impact leadership styles have on cultures within organisations. This research uses two well used surveys to find the link between an organisations leadership style and culture. Results indicate that the local accounting firm has a dominant leadership style of Democratic and a dominant culture of Hierarchy followed closely by Market. Further work is needed to identify if these styles persist in other accounting firms.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 25 November, 2011, in Auckland, New Zealand
Keywords that describe the item:Public accounting, financial accounting, culture, leadership, context
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:1414
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Deposited On:09 Dec 2011 01:24
Last Modified:09 Dec 2011 01:24

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