Followership in Russia: Understanding Traditions and Exploring Meaning of Current Reality

Lead Faculty and Associate Professor in Global Leadership Indiana Institute of Technology, USA Abstract This paper uses a western theoretical foundation of followership as a framework for a limited, empirically-derived perspective of Russian followers. The author argues for the importance of new cultural research by which Western theories may be reevaluated and a new understanding established of Russian followership. A rationale for research on Russian followership is also proposed.