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An Analysis of the Contribution of Leadership to Organizational Performance Using Complexity Science
UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa.
Oslo School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Management Development, ISSN 0262-1711, Vol. 32, no 8, 836-851 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the leadership tasks at the different hierarchical levels in the organisation in terms of the teleological approaches to complexity science. Design/methodology/approach: It is based upon a theoretical discussion linked to conceptual and managerial frameworks in conjunction with a conceptual analysis. Findings: The introduced conceptual and managerial frameworks provide a foundation to the understanding of organisational performance. They also strive to offer a foundation of understanding to management and leadership and how they complement each other. Research limitations/implications: It is not easy to empirically substantiate complexity in conceptual and managerial frameworks. The authors use teleological approaches of complexity science in an unorthodox way that need validation in a broader context offering opportunities for further research. Practical implications: We need to think differently about organisational performance and how we present and reflect on information that appears to be "linear" although it is not necessarily the case. Originality/value: The paper contributes to an alternative assessment organisational performance. It endeavours to reflect on the complexity of organisations and taking into account a pluralistic approach that synthesises a variety of perspectives, including a bottom-up approach to problem solving. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013. Vol. 32, no 8, 836-851 p.
Keyword [en]
Leadership, Performance, Management, Complexity, Organisation, Teleology
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-26934DOI: 10.1108/JMD-08-2011-0101Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84883395399OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-26934DiVA: diva2:760165
Available from: 2014-11-03 Created: 2014-11-03 Last updated: 2015-02-03Bibliographically approved

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