Leadership at a distance: Research in technologically-supported work

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Abstract

This volume offers insights from a noted group of scholars who discuss the complex phenomenon of leadership in distributed work settings - also known as leadership at a distance. Editor Suzanne Weisband addresses the ubiquitous roles leaders play, their scale of work, and the range of technologies available to them, while setting new directions in studying leadership at a distance. A unique perspective of empirical research unfolds, representing a variety of fields and methods to foster a better understanding of the role technology plays in leadership, and how leadership is shaped by the use of technology.

Leadership at a Distance begins with an overview of the challenges leaders face in the 21st Century, followed by a discussion of:

• Field studies and innovative ways of thinking about leadership in distributed work settings

• Experiments on the group dynamics and social processes involved in leading teams at a distance

• Research on leadership in large-scale distributed collaborations, as well as lessons learned about leadership at a distance and future research directions.

Managers, organizational behavior psychologists, human factors and industrial engineers, and sociologists will consider this book of interest and will appreciate its interdisciplinary scope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages270
ISBN (Print)9780203809686
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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