LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
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The essays should be typed in 12 points and double-spaced with 1-inch margins (font: Times New Roman or Arial). Figures and Tables are to be used sparingly and numbered sequentially, and more extensive data is to be attached as appendices at the end.
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You are required to write a 2,500 word essay (excluding references) on one of the topics below. You are expected to use relevant theory to support your answer and critically evaluate the academic debate on the topic. You could also use relevant data and/ or case examples to illustrate your argument but merely describing cases in detail is not a good approach. Since the topics are set in a general way, you could specify them further and justify your particular approach. Some references are suggested for your start but you need to make an effort to search for more literature to support your analysis and argument.
2,500 words (excluding notes, references and appendices)
1.“Effective leadership is contingent upon cultural and institutional environment of a professional context or an institutional field.” Discuss and evaluate the methods by which organisations can develop effective leaders with reference to a particular profession such as law, accountancy, medicine, architecture, design or art.
Gardner, H. (1995). Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership, New York: Basic Books
Gardner, H. (1993). Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity, New York: Basic Books.
Hatch, M., Kostera, M. & Koźmiński, A.K. (2005). The Three Facets of Leadership: Manager, Artist, Priest, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Hunt, J.G., Stelluto, G.E., Hooijberg, R. (2004). “Toward new-wave organization creativity: Beyond romance and analogy in the relationship between orchestra-conductor leadership and musician creativity”, The Leadership Quarterly, 15, pp.145-162.
Kramer, M.W. & Crespy, D.A. (2011). “Communicating collaborative leadership”, The Leadership Quarterly, 22: 1024-1037.
Scott, W.R. (2008). “Lords of the Dance: Professionals as Institutional Agents”, Organization Studies, 29(2): 219-238.
2.Critically evaluate the social and political conditions for developing female leadership in a particular country.
Alvesson, M. and Billing, Y. D. (1992). Gender and organization: Towards a differentiated understanding. Organization Studies, 13(1): 73-103.
Astin, R. and Leland, K. (1992) Leadership: Why Gender and Culture Matter. American Psychologist, 65, 157-170.
Bowen, C., Swim, J. K., & Jacobs, R. R. (2000). Evaluating gender biases on actual job performance of real people: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30(10): 2194-2215.
Burke, R. J. and Davidson, M. J. (eds.) (2012). Women in Management Worldwide: Progress and Prospects. London: Gower Publishing.
Cooke, F. L. (2001). Equal opportunities? The role of legislation and public policies in women’s employment in China, Women in Management Review, 16 (7): 334–348.
Cooke, F. L. (2003). Equal opportunities? Women’s managerial careers in government organizations in China, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 14(2): 31–333.
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