Informal Leadership Community Education in the United Kingdom: A Lesson for Russia

  • Elena Soltovets
  • Anna Bondarenko
  • Oksana ChigishevaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


The paper deals with the concept of leadership developed through informal learning as an object of scientific scrutiny in Great Britain and Russian Federation. The relevance of the study is to create awareness of the scope and character of existing research on informal leadership education within the framework of community development specific to both countries. The article aims at providing quantitative analysis of the British and Russian researchers’ publications on the issue and covers the papers available in ProQuest and the Russian State Library databases. The method of content analysis is used to obtain the data that give ground for further comparative interpretation. The dynamics of publication activity is being analysed chronologically, and the thematic fields are being specified for the research carried out in the countries under consideration. The findings of the study highlight the gaps in understanding of the phenomena and help identify opportunities for best practices promulgating.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Soltovets
    • 1
  • Anna Bondarenko
    • 2
  • Oksana Chigisheva
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Southern Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussian Federation
  2. 2.International Research Centre “Scientific Cooperation”Rostov-on-DonRussian Federation

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