In Leadership, Burns (1978) highlighted the intellectual mediocrity of leadership studies and encouraged interest in the transformational capacity of leadership. Independently theories and practices of leadership and organizational change have subsequently advanced. However, theorizing relationships between leadership and organizational change has been surprisingly disappointing. This paper based upon an ongoing critical literature review of the last 35 years of leadership and organizational change, features meta-level explanations and ranks the most cited publications since 1978. Competing explanations for the lack of progress are discussed with conclusions framed in terms of the International Journal of Management Reviews key literature review principles.
|Title of host publication||BAM2014 Conference Proceedings|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2014|
|Event||BAM 2014: The role of the business school in supporting economic and social development - Belfast Waterfront, Belfast, United Kingdom|
Duration: 9 Sep 2014 → 11 Sep 2014
|Period||9/09/14 → 11/09/14|