Studying leadership-as-practice: a process perspective

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Abstract

Leadership-as-practice (LAP) is one of a suite of new theories subsumed under the term ‘collective leadership’. We develop LAP as a dynamic theory of practice by drawing on Pragmatist philosophy and the recent literature on the communicative constitution of organization (CCO). In parallel with this theoretical development, we propose a mobile methodology that takes a novel approach to shadowing situations as they emerge in practice. We illustrate the interplay between theory and method using an empirical case set in a Scottish health and social care organization as it seeks transformative change through collaborative leadership. The paper contributes an integration of theory and method for exploring the processual dynamics of LAP.

Conference

Conference34th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium
Abbreviated titleEGOS 2018
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period5/07/187/07/18
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Keywords

  • leadership-as-practice
  • process ontology
  • pragmatism
  • inquiry
  • shadowing
  • CCO

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Buchan, L., & Simpson, B. (2018). Studying leadership-as-practice: a process perspective. Paper presented at 34th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Tallinn, Estonia.
Buchan, Linda ; Simpson, Barbara. / Studying leadership-as-practice : a process perspective. Paper presented at 34th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Tallinn, Estonia.35 p.
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Buchan, L & Simpson, B 2018, 'Studying leadership-as-practice: a process perspective' Paper presented at 34th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Tallinn, Estonia, 5/07/18 - 7/07/18, .

Studying leadership-as-practice : a process perspective. / Buchan, Linda; Simpson, Barbara.

2018. Paper presented at 34th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Tallinn, Estonia.

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Buchan L, Simpson B. Studying leadership-as-practice: a process perspective. 2018. Paper presented at 34th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Tallinn, Estonia.