Leadership in Social Service Organizations

  • Evgeny Guryev
  • Oksana Ivanova
  • Diana Faizova
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Abstract

The relevance of the research depends on the growing demand in social work specialists, initiative, and enterprising leaders as well as rising prestige of this profession in the society. In the article a special stress is put on revealing the obstacles for professional and personal growth and efficient functioning of social workers and leaders in different social service organizations. The research is based on the structural, functional, and interaction approaches that allow comprehensive analysis of the functions of social worker and leaders’ activities and behavior. The facts have been given to confirm the bureaucratization of the social service system in Russia. It is stated that nonprofit organizations provide a good ground for leaders’ promotion. The article is of practical value for social service administrators, social work specialists, and students.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evgeny Guryev
    • 1
  • Oksana Ivanova
    • 2
  • Diana Faizova
    • 3
  1. 1.Government of the Republic of BashkiriaUfaRussian Federation
  2. 2.Stavropol State Pedagogical InstituteUfaRussian Federation
  3. 3.Eastern Economics and Law Humanities Academy (Academy VEGU)UfaRussian Federation

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