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Sustainability 2016, 8(8), 715; doi:10.3390/su8080715

Distributed Leadership in a Low-Carbon City Agenda

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Department of Environmental Management, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia
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Department of Environmental Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia
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Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Torretta
Received: 30 March 2016 / Revised: 3 July 2016 / Accepted: 22 July 2016 / Published: 26 July 2016
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This paper uses Spillane’s (2001) theory and Gronn’s (2000) concerted efforts approach to examine distributed leadership in a low-carbon city agenda. The main purpose of the paper is to find empirical evidence of a relationship between distributed leadership and the achievement of the agenda. Eight constructs emerged that informed our understanding of distributed leadership dimensions within the low-carbon city framework: vision, organizational framework, organizational culture, consensus, instructional programs, expertise, team leader leadership, and team member leadership. The evidence shows that there is a positive relationship between distributed leadership and the outcome of the low-carbon city agenda, and that a dispersed pattern in distributing leadership is required to enhance community engagement. The findings also suggest that an organizational culture that facilitates multiple sources of leadership may largely contribute to the effectiveness of distributed leadership practices in realizing the low-carbon city agenda. View Full-Text
Keywords: distributed leadership; low-carbon city; low-carbon lifestyle; pro-environmental behavior; climate change distributed leadership; low-carbon city; low-carbon lifestyle; pro-environmental behavior; climate change
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Mohamed, A.; Ibrahim, Z.Z.; Silong, A.D.; Abdullah, R. Distributed Leadership in a Low-Carbon City Agenda. Sustainability 2016, 8, 715.

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