Critical perspectives on leadership

Alvesson, Mats and Spicer, Andre (2014). Critical perspectives on leadership. In David Day (Ed.), Oxford handbook of leadership and organizations (pp. 40-56) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

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Author Alvesson, Mats
Spicer, Andre
Title of chapter Critical perspectives on leadership
Title of book Oxford handbook of leadership and organizations
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
Year available 2014
Series Oxford Library of Psychology
ISBN 9780199755615
Editor David Day
Chapter number 3
Start page 40
End page 56
Total pages 17
Total chapters 38
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter reviews the emerging body of literature on critical theories of leadership.  It begins by putting critical approaches to leadership in the context of broader debates about leadership.  It notes that most existing work builds on either functional or interpretive assumptions.  After noting some of the shortcomings with these directions, this chapter offers an alternative set of ideas based on critical theory.  These suggest that leadership should be denaturalized and studied reflexively, and that this research should be done with a noninstrumental intent.  The chapter then veviews the growing body of work that has built on these ideas.  This work addresses issues including ideology, identity, exclusions and inclusions, and interventions.  The chapter concludes by outlining a range of areas for future research. 
Keyword Critical leadership studies
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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