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cultures. CCIs in each country managed the process of translating questionnaires, and obtaining qualitative material with which to supplement the questionnaire-based measures of societal and organisational culture and leader attributes. During the initial phase of the project, the questionnaires were psychometrically analysed to identify the underlying factor structure, and to determine the properties (eg reliabilities) of the scales. On the basis of this work, it was possible to establish eight dimensions of societal culture (matched with corresponding measures of organisational culture dimensions). Similarly, the analysis identified six global dimensions of leader behaviour, based on 22 underlying specific leader attributes or behaviours. The GLOBE project is a major study, extending over many years. It aims to develop an empirically-based theory to describe, understand and predict the influence of cultural variables on leadership and organisational processes. The study hopes to be able to answer questions such as the following (House et al., 1999):
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