Leadership in e-business

Cope, Owen and Waddell, Dianne 2004, Leadership in e-business. In Singh, Mohini and Waddell, Dianne (ed), E-business innovation and change management, Idea Group Inc., Hershey, Pa., pp.19-37.

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Title Leadership in e-business
Author(s) Cope, Owen
Waddell, Dianne
Title of book E-business innovation and change management
Editor(s) Singh, Mohini
Waddell, Dianne
Publication date 2004
Chapter number 2
Total chapters 15
Start page 19
End page 37
Total pages 19
Publisher Idea Group Inc.
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
Summary Inevitably, the adoption of any new technology brings about change, but e-business is significantly different in that it completely shifts global business into a fast-paced electronic environment. The old notions of management are totally ineffective and a new style,focused on 'leadership', is required-but what style of leadership? To determine the most appropriate leadership style, senior managers from the top 250 e-commerce companies in Australia were selected and surveyed. Using a change management matrix, each manager was positioned within this framework. This model consists of a four-by-four matrix encompassing the scales of change and the styles of change management. The model covers the broad spectrum of levels of change that an organisation can go through. The authors found that within the most successful organisations, leaders had a distinctive style that facilitated. The appropriate change and established a conducive e-business environment. The data highlights those qualities such as visionary, consultative, ability to listen to others opinions, inclusive, risk taking, approachable, forward thinking, open to change, committed, determined, and the ability to communicate are required in leaders to lead an e-business transition.

ISBN 1591402131
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 B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2004, Idea Group Inc.
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