Who should lead us?: the voice of the western Terai region of Nepal
Although both India and Nepal share the principles of community-based forest management, owing to the cultural differences it has been considered that there was a likelihood of differential preferences for leadership styles. Since leadership is essential to the introduction and efficient implementation of Community Forestry a study was conducted in the western Terai region of Nepal to examine this issue. Results indicated the existence of a participatory style of leadership in Nepal which the local people support. They indicated their desire for leaders to be more participatory and less autocratic than was currently the case but also supported the employment of a nurturant leadership style where this was not possible. Results are discussed in line with cultural variations in personality, local traditions and the forestry situation. Comparative behavioural models for effective forest management in India and Nepal were also discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Personnel Management & Organisational Behaviour, Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Nehru Nagar, PO Box,357, Bhopal,- 462003, MP, India. 2: Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Forest Management Bhopal, India.
Publication date: 2005-09-01
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