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ERIC Number: EJ1074243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Different or Similar: Constructions of Leadership by Senior Managers in Irish and Portuguese Universities
O'Connor, Pat; Carvalho, Teresa
Studies in Higher Education, v40 n9 p1679-1693 2015
Despite over 60 years of research on leadership, few attempts have been made to ensure that the models of leadership are inclusive of women or other "outsiders". This paper explores variation in the constructions of leadership at a time of institutional change in higher education. Drawing on a purposive sample, including those at presidential/rector, vice presidential/vice rector level in Irish and Portuguese universities, it compares and contrasts such senior managers' conceptions of leadership, as reflected in their descriptions of a typical president/rector and those characteristics that they see as valued in senior management in their own university. Attention is particularly focussed on the identification and gendering of collegial/managerial characteristics, and the extent to which it reflects variation in these university contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; Portugal
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