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Improving leadership in Higher Education institutions: A distributed perspective

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper reports on a qualitative study exploring how distributed patterns of leadership manifest themselves in project teams within a Higher Education institution. The emphasis is on both the 'what' and the 'how' of distributed leadership, thus providing an account of the nature of distributed leadership in higher education and the factors which were found to enhance and inhibit its occurrence and effectiveness. The findings are presented in a model of distributed leadership which seeks to provide an integrative account and a framework for further study. The conclusions focus on both the theoretical implications for the study of distributed leadership and the practical implications for HE institutions wishing to promote effective leadership. �� Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • van Ameijde, J. D. J., Nelson, P. C., Billsberry, J., & van Meurs, N. (2009). Improving leadership in Higher Education institutions: A distributed perspective. Higher Education, 58(6), 763-779. doi:10.1007/s10734-009-9224-y

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77951208638

Start Page


  • 763

End Page


  • 779

Volume


  • 58

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • This paper reports on a qualitative study exploring how distributed patterns of leadership manifest themselves in project teams within a Higher Education institution. The emphasis is on both the 'what' and the 'how' of distributed leadership, thus providing an account of the nature of distributed leadership in higher education and the factors which were found to enhance and inhibit its occurrence and effectiveness. The findings are presented in a model of distributed leadership which seeks to provide an integrative account and a framework for further study. The conclusions focus on both the theoretical implications for the study of distributed leadership and the practical implications for HE institutions wishing to promote effective leadership. �� Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • van Ameijde, J. D. J., Nelson, P. C., Billsberry, J., & van Meurs, N. (2009). Improving leadership in Higher Education institutions: A distributed perspective. Higher Education, 58(6), 763-779. doi:10.1007/s10734-009-9224-y

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77951208638

Start Page


  • 763

End Page


  • 779

Volume


  • 58

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication