LEADERSHIP FOR COLLABORATION Situated agency in practice

Helen Sullivan, Paul Williams, Stephen Jeffares

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    'Leadership' and 'collaboration' are integral to twenty-first century governance and management but, despite a growing literature, understanding about leadership for collaboration is hampered by a lack of specificity and nuance in theory and empirical research. This article responds to these limitations by working within an interpretive framework and employing Q-method to uncover different interpretations of leadership for collaboration operant among public managers in Wales. The article uses the concept of situated agency to explain why public managers offer diverse interpretations of leadership for collaboration despite working within the same governance framework, and to identify challenges to public managers in determining appropriate leadership for collaboration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)41-66pp
    JournalPublic Management Review
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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