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ERIC Number: EJ873239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
Higher Education Leadership Roles in Knowledge Processing
Martin, Jeffery S.; Marion, Russell
Learning Organization, v12 n2 p140-151 2005
Purpose: To examine the critical roles of leadership in higher education and to define how such roles enable an environment that embraces the demands of a knowledge-based organization. Design/methodology/approach: Through interviews with executive leadership in several higher education institutions, the ontology of knowledge management was established and the methods by which knowledge gaps were resolved were explored. The question of how leadership behaviors, policies, and programs enable or inhibit knowledge-processing activities was analyzed. Findings: Leadership influence in six key areas emerged as significant in the study: environment manager, network manager, policy manager, crisis manager, knowledge gap manager, and future leader preparation. The authors confirmed that the leader has tremendous control over the knowledge-processing environment and the role of leadership has broader influence than the resolution of knowledge gaps. Originality/value: By understanding leadership roles in knowledge management, organizations and their leaders can enhance the learning capacity of the organization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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