Grounding Leadership Theory and Research: Issues, Perspectives and Methods
This book is a collection of 11 essays about research into the phenomena of leadership and other social processes of influence in organizations. After a context-setting introduction by Ken W. Perry and James R. Meindl, the main text includes the following essays: (1) "Salient Bias in Discussion and Research on Leadership" (Micha Popper); (2) "Aesthetics in Leadership" (Arja Ropo, Jaana Pariainen, and Niina Koivunen); (3) "Viewing the Dispersion of Leadership through a Power Lens: Exposing Unobstrusive Tensions and Problematic Processes" (Raymond D. Gordon); (4) "Influence, Institutional Theory, and Language: An Analysis of Popular Management Discourse on Downsizing" (Richard Dunford); (5) "A Grounded Leadership Theory with Insights into Entrepreneurship" (Lessey Sooklal and Dennis Hanlon); (6) "Building Theory in Leadership through Electronic Networking" (Patrick Duignan, Victoria Collins, Lyn Coulon, and Mike Fagan); (7) "Triangulation in Action: Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Research Environmental Leadership" (Susan Herman and Carolyn P. Egri); (8) "Grounded Theory: Creating Valued Leadership Research through Partnering" (Craig A. Roberts); (9) "Reinterpreting the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire" (Melanie Kan); (10) "A Story of Missed Opportunities: Qualitative Methods for Leadership Research and Practice" (Jay A. Conger and Ginka Toegel); and (11) "Models, Methods, and Triangulation: Researching the Social Processes in Our Societies" (Ken W. Parry and James R. Meindl).
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