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dc.contributor.authorHassan, A.*
dc.contributor.authorGallear, D.*
dc.contributor.authorSivarajah, Uthayasankar*
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-18T10:32:53Z
dc.date.available2018-05-18T10:32:53Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationHassan A, Gallear D and Sivarajah U (2018) Critical factors affecting leadership: a higher education context. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy. 12(1): 110-130.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15945
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose – While the importance of leadership in various domains has been highlighted in the extant literature, effective leadership in the context of higher education sector has not been well addressed in the leadership scholarship. There is a need to address the challenge of leadership effectiveness in the education sector, including business schools, given the failures noticed in the sector attributed to poor-quality leadership. The purpose of this study was therefore to explore the factors that affected leadership in the context of higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach – The research is exploratory in nature as the study critically reviewed extant literature surrounding leadership practices specifically from a public-sector context to identify factors affecting leadership effectiveness. Findings – The findings of the study pointed out that, regardless of the nation or organisation, leadership effectiveness is a factor that is dependent on how well the followers have accepted the leader. This indicates that, amongst the different challenges explored in this study, leadership effectiveness is not only a challenge by itself but is also affected by other challenges, including leadership practice and style. Research limitations/implications – This research provides a better understanding of the critical factors affecting leadership practice of deans of business schools and how the styles’ influence on leadership practice, the relationship between leadership practice and leadership effectiveness and how leadership style translates into leadership effectiveness. Originality/value – This research contributes to the growing body of knowledge surrounding leadership scholarship from a public-sector context about the challenges that affect leadership effectiveness in the context of HEIs and stimulates further investigation into those challenges.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1108/TG-12-2017-0075en_US
dc.rightsThis article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here: https://bradscholars.brad.ac.uk. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_US
dc.subjectLeadership stylesen_US
dc.subjectPublic sectoren_US
dc.subjectLeadership effectivenessen_US
dc.subjectHigher education institutionsen_US
dc.subjectLeadership practiceen_US
dc.titleCritical factors affecting leadership: a higher education contexten_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2018-03-20
dc.date.application2018-03
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US


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