Revista Facultad de Ciencias Económicas: Investigación y Reflexión
Print version ISSN 0121-6805
ROBLES FRANCIA, VÍCTOR HUGO. INTRA-CULTURAL RESEARCH OF LEADERSHIP IN MEXICO: EQUALITY IN HIDALGO, COLIMA AND TAMAULIPAS' SMES. Rev.fac.cienc.econ. [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.2, pp. 31-45. ISSN 0121-6805.
This research evidences leadership practices in 301 SMEs distributed in three Mexican states as follows: 121 in Hidalgo; 87 in Colima; and 93 in Tamaulipas. Also, this research concludes that such SMEs share the same managerial behavior based on Kouzes and Posner's five-dimension model, i.e., managerial behavior is independent from business and economic regional context. Such conclusions are obtained through leadership framework - mainly from Kouzes and Posner's; SMEs context in the three states by establishing three regional samples, validating the IPL test in Spanish, and proving the hypothesis using the test for equality of average sampling.
Keywords : Intra-Cultural; Leadership; SMEs; Mexico.