University of Limerick
Browse
OConnor_2019_Leadership.pdf (888.64 kB)

Leadership practices by senior position holders in Higher Educational Research Institutes: Stealth power in action

Download (888.64 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 2019-11-04, 14:57 authored by Pat O'Connor, Patricia Y. Martin, Teresa Carvalho, Clare O'Hagan, Liria Veronesi, Ornella Mich, Gulsun Sağlamer, Mine G. Tan, Hülya Çağlayan
Using the concept of stealth power and a critical realist perspective, this article identifies leadership practices that obscure the centralisation of power, drawing on data from interviews with 25 academic decision-makers in formal leadership positions in HERIs in Ireland, Italy and Turkey. Its key contribution is the innovative operationalisation of stealth power and the inductive identification of four practices which obscure that centralised power, i.e. rhetorical collegiality, agenda control, in-group loyalty and (at a deeper level) the invisibility of gendered power. The purpose of the article is emancipatory: by creating an awareness of these leadership practices, it challenges their persistence.

History

Publication

Leadership;15 (6), pp. 722-743

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Note

peer-reviewed

Language

English

Usage metrics

    University of Limerick

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC