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A cross case thematic analysis of systemic leadership development.

Anderson, Matthew William


Matthew William Anderson


David R. Jones


This research examined which factors of influence contributed towards efficacious systemic leadership development, within case studies in the energy and military sectors, and identified and explained common underlying themes and factors which could help formulate future interventions, as well as enhance extant theoretical knowledge. The literature showed that key challenges exist in identifying what contribution leadership development makes to enhancing organisational leadership, and as such, social capital and systemic development. To focus the research, specific definitions were constructed, as to what sort of effective leadership positively impacts upon organisational leadership; which cardinal themes of leadership development traverse interventions, namely Delivery, Contextualisation, Performance, Impact and Values integration; and what constitutes systemic leadership development. A Social Constructivist position was adopted which explains the nature of the phenomena underlying systemic leadership development.


ANDERSON, M.W. 2016. A cross case thematic analysis of systemic leadership development. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date Feb 1, 2017
Publicly Available Date Feb 1, 2017
Keywords Leadership development; Systemic; Social constructivism; Case study; Cross sector
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Award Date Oct 31, 2016


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