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Higher Education

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 217–238 | Cite as

'Preferred' patterns of academic leadership in different disciplinary (sub)cultures

  • Jouni Kekäle
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Abstract

Leadership and management have become subject to growing interest in the context of higher education institutions. A fundamental feature of these institutions is the division of work according to different disciplines whose perspectives, practices and tasks can vary considerably. However, research literature on leadership in academic context deals typically with the topic on a general level, not in the context of different disciplinary cultures. In this paper disciplinary differences and their impact on preferred leadership patterns are discussed in some specialisms within four disciplinary fields (history, sociology, biology and physics) on the basis of research literature and a recent qualitative study on leadership cultures in academic departments (Kekäle 1997).

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High Education Qualitative Study General Level Education Institution Research Literature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jouni Kekäle
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of JoensuuJoensuuFinland. E-mail

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