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Researching Leadership for Collaborative Advantage

Vangen, Siv (2016). Researching Leadership for Collaborative Advantage. In: Third Collective Leadership Workshop: Methodological Challenges in Collective Leadership Research, 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2016, New York City.

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Abstract

The paper explores leadership in inter-organizational collaborative contexts where the aim is to achieve synergistic gains known as Collaborative Advantage (Huxham and Vangen, 2005). It reviews relevant literature on leadership including the theory of collaborative advantage and extant research on constructionist relational and collective leadership. It reports on empirical research undertaken in the context of a UK public sector children’s services; a context characterized by turbulence, austerity and now Brexit. It develops four ‘relational leadership dimensions’ relevant to collaborative context. These dimensions arise in the interface between: sectoral contexts; partner organizations and the collaboration; the collaboration and service users, and the individual leader and the collaboration. It concludes with some thoughts on methodological challenges for empirical research in collaborative contexts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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Item ID: 47699
Depositing User: Tracey Moore
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 09:45
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 11:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47699
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