Never let an academic crisis go to waste: Leadership Studies in the wake of journal retractions

Show simple item record Spoelstra, S en Butler, N en Delaney, H en 2017-08-07T22:13:17Z en 2016-09 en
dc.identifier.citation Leadership 12(4):383-397 Sep 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 1742-7150 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract In 2014, leadership studies saw the retraction of a number of journal articles written by prominent researchers who are closely associated with popular concepts such as transformational leadership, authentic leadership, ethical leadership and spiritual leadership. In response, The Leadership Quarterly published a lengthy editorial that presented these retractions as a sign of health in a mature scientific field. For the editors of The Leadership Quarterly, there is no crisis in leadership studies. In this paper, we suggest that the editorial is a missed opportunity to reflect on positivist leadership studies. In our view, leadership ought to be in crisis because this would stimulate the community to question its guiding assumptions and reconsider its methods and objectives. We therefore hope to open up a critical discussion about the means and ends of mainstream leadership studies – not least of all its scientific pretensions. en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Leadership en
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dc.title Never let an academic crisis go to waste: Leadership Studies in the wake of journal retractions en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1742715016658215 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 383 en
pubs.volume 12 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: SAGE Publications en
pubs.end-page 397 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 541871 en Business and Economics en Management & Intl Business en
dc.identifier.eissn 1742-7169 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-10-12 en 2016-07-08 en

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