Local ontologies and epistemologies of leadership in the Rosebank business precinct of Auckland, New Zealand

du Plessis, Andries J. and Frederick , Howard 2010, Local ontologies and epistemologies of leadership in the Rosebank business precinct of Auckland, New Zealand, Interdisciplinary journal of contemporary research in business, vol. 2, no. 7, pp. 10-22.

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Title Local ontologies and epistemologies of leadership in the Rosebank business precinct of Auckland, New Zealand
Author(s) du Plessis, Andries J.
Frederick , Howard
Journal name Interdisciplinary journal of contemporary research in business
Volume number 2
Issue number 7
Start page 10
End page 22
Publisher Institute of Interdisciplinary Business Research
Place of publication Western Cape, South Africa
Publication date 2010-11
ISSN 2073-7122
2044-4621
Keyword(s) Development
Knowledge
Leadership
Leadership Styles
Training
Summary The Rosebank Business Precinct is one of Auckland s most highly developed Business Improvement Districts. This descriptive study, undertaken for Auckland City Council, examines the gaps between what Rosebank businesses actually want and what the workforce presently provides. A further aim was to investigate the potential for employee training, education and development in Rosebank. We conducted face-to-face interviews with about one-fifth of Rosebank companies using a 36-question questionnaire and employing random stratified cluster sampling. Fifteen of these firms also had in-depth interviews. From the present analysis, it is apparent that many firms lack leadership, leadership styles, managerial, computing and technology skills, which in turn leads to lower survival rates. Local authorities have a role to play in ontologies and epistemologies of leadership in the local organisations surveyed in Rosebank. Many owner/managers, regarded as leaders, held unsupportive attitudes toward training and education. The paper makes recommendations in the fields of labour force training, education and development; recruitment; and where leaders can recruit the right people.
Language eng
Field of Research 150304 Entrepreneurship
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Institute of Interdisciplinary Business Research
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