Improving leadership in higher education institutions : a distributed perspective

van Ameijde, Jitse D. J., Nelson, Patrick C., Billsberry, Jon and van Meurs, Nathalie 2009, Improving leadership in higher education institutions : a distributed perspective, Higher education, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 763-779.

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Title Improving leadership in higher education institutions : a distributed perspective
Author(s) van Ameijde, Jitse D. J.
Nelson, Patrick C.
Billsberry, Jon
van Meurs, Nathalie
Journal name Higher education
Volume number 58
Issue number 6
Start page 763
End page 779
Total pages 17
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Dordrecht , Netherlands
Publication date 2009
ISSN 0018-1560
1573-174X
Keyword(s) leadership
distributed
project teams
higher education
qualitative
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035221

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Deakin Graduate School of Business
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