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Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282
Previously published as: Training Strategies for Tomorrow

Online from: 2003

Subject Area: Learning and Development

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Leaders of the future: Identifying authoritative research in leadership studies


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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
Abstract:

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 Leadership Quarterly and Educational Learning journals used for this study.

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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