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Leadership for the electronic age : towards a development-oriented, socio-technical ontology of leadership : scene setting

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dc.contributor.author Muganda, NO
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-02T07:27:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-02T07:27:04Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation African Journal of Information and Communication : Leadership in the electronic age : a broad inter-disciplinary practice Issue 13, pg 1-12, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication_article/afjic_n13_a2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1213
dc.description.abstract The idea of an ontology of leadership for the electronic age raises "big questions" from the perspective of leadership as a broad interdisciplinary practice. This article aims to capture the current dilemma in leadership research and practice that Hackman and Wageman (2007) concluded is "curiously unformed". It aims to add a socio-technical voice, rarely heard in a fiercely behavioural school, even where global advances in ICT have tipped the scales towards reifying a more integrative view of leadership. It does not claim to present an integrated theory of leadership; rather, it seeks to elevate the socio-technical school within leadership theory and shift the discourse on leadership to be more inclusive of socio-technical thinking. The concept of "regional ontology", derived from Heidegger, to refer to "as lived" practices and experiences of a particular social group (in this case Africa), is extended to discuss a development-oriented ontology of leadership. This enables us to recognise that effective organisational leadership in Africa and other developing countries should be anchored in local values; encourage netrepreneurship, take into account opportunities afforded by mobile computing platforms and high diffusion of mobile applications; focus on ethical leadership engagement to spur e-particpation and e-democracy; and develop national and regional innovation systems to enable Africa and other developing regions to participate in global knowledge flows. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject E-leadership en_US
dc.subject Development-oriented ontology en_US
dc.subject Network society en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.title Leadership for the electronic age : towards a development-oriented, socio-technical ontology of leadership : scene setting en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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