Previously published as: Training Strategies for Tomorrow
Online from: 2003
Subject Area: Learning and Development
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|Title:||Leaders of the future: Identifying authoritative research in leadership studies|
|Source:||Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 24 Iss: 4|
|pp:||20 - 22|
|Keywords:||Leadership, Leadership development|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/14777281011056730 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the methodologies of researching literature in leadership studies.
Design/methodology/approach – Objectives are achieved through a series of research techniques, including bibliometrics (citation and co-citation research), social networking, mapping and cross-referencing. The most influential authors, journals and articles in leadership studies were identified from 1997-2006.
Findings – Certain authors provide the core theories of leadership studies, and very few authors in the field are co-cited in other articles.
Research limitations/implications – Future research should not be limited to the
Practical implications – Practical outcomes include greater understanding, nurturing and training of leadership talent in organizations.
Originality/value – The paper outlines a coherent research methodology for literature review in a given field of study, while also providing a helpful bibliography of influential work in leadership studies.
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