Business school deans: Leadership in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment

Nick Oliver, Andrew Brown, Mike Lewis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract / Description of output

In this short piece we present some interim impressions from a study of deans and ex-deans of UK business schools. Our purpose is to explore issues of identity and authenticity in environments characterised by multiple stakeholders and competing institutional logics.

Our starting point is the observation that many UK business schools are faced with expectations from multiple stakeholders that, in aggregate, sometimes outstrip their capability to deliver. Our interest is in how deans respond to this situation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding the leadership capacity of UK business schools
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAssociation of Business Schools
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Business schools
  • leadership
  • stakeholders


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