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Leadership as Identity: Constructions and Deconstructions

Leadership as Identity: Constructions and Deconstructions

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Management has failed; its successor is leadership. Can leadership fulfil the promises that are made in its name? This book is written for those charged with being leaders, and uses poststructuralist theory to provide a language for the confusions and uncertainties that leadership can often bring.

Author: J. Ford, N. Harding, M. Learmonth
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Published: 11/01/2008
Pages: 209
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.70w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780230516328

About the Author
JACKIE FORD is Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies at the University of Bradford School of Management, UK. She has previously worked at the University of Leeds, and embarked on her second career in academe 15 years ago after a 10-year career in Human Resource Management. Throughout her working life, she has been fascinated by people's experiences and this continues to inform her thinking in relation to ways in which leadership and management is conceptualised, researched and practised.

NANCY HARDING is Senior Lecturer in Organization Studies at the University of Bradford School of Management, UK. She has previously worked at the Universities of Leeds and Wales. She was a mature student from a mining background in the South Wales Valleys and her early experiences influence her research and writing, which is concerned with the ways in which work can be exploitative, demeaning and oppressive.

MARK LEARMONTH is an Associate Professor of Organization Theory at Nottingham University Business School, UK. He previously worked at the University of York. Mark has published in journals including Academy of Management Review; Academy of Management Learning& Education; Journal of Management Studies; Organization; Public Administration; Sociology of Health& Illness and Qualitative Inquiry.

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