Special Issue "Evaluating the Impacts of New Forms of Leadership on Workers and Organizations: Is Leadership a “More than Meets the Eye” Subject?"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2023 | Viewed by 337

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Daniel Roque Gomes
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Departamento de Comunicação e Ciências Empresarias, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, 3045-093 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: human resource management; organizational development; management; organizational theory; leadership; change management; strategic management; strategic planning; business; sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Neuza Ribeiro
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CARME - Centre of Applied Research in Management and Economics, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, 2411-901 Leiria, Portugal
Interests: human resources management; personal marketing and leadership; organizational behavior; people management; coaching and teambuilding; human capital management
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Dr. Rajasekhar David
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Indian Institute of Management, 834001 Ranchi, India
Interests: human resources management; leadership

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Organizations are currently facing tremendous challenges aiming at encountering successful functioning models, and struggling to find valid paths towards positive market differentiation to deal with a post-COVID and a heavy inflation worldwide period. In effect, these days, organizations’ agendas are severely constrained by a changing economic environment that seems to be far away from stabilizing.

The way organizations develop enduring Human Resources Management practices and develop enriched working environments are areas that are quite appealing for managers as ways of stimulating their organizations facing challenging environments. This is mainly because, in recent years, researchers have been investing in shaping knowledge regarding diverse issues on organizational behavior and human resources management, such as: avoiding workers’ turnover intention, stimulating innovative behavior, and stimulating performance (amongst others).

A key issue that traditionally seems to collect researchers’ interest is leadership. In effect, recent years have been presenting constant reshaping of approaches regarding leadership issues. Consequently, existing knowledge presents wide forms of leadership types and promising significative associations with relevant organizational outputs. As such, it is possible to understand that leadership is a complex issue deserving practitioners and researchers’ attention, in which new forms of leadership have emerged bearing innovative approaches to the subject, such as innovative leadership, virtuous leadership, sustainable leadership, responsible leadership, and inclusive leadership.

The Special Issue we are proposing here is intended to discuss in what way can new forms of leadership present valid solutions towards problems that organizations are facing in the current economic scenario. We are thus seeking submissions that focus on the impacts of these new leadership approaches over the employee–organization relation to clarify if existing knowledge over leadership is still in a state of a “more than meets the eye” subject.

Relevant theoretical perspectives might include (but are not limited to):

  • innovative leadership;
  • sustainable leadership;
  • responsible leadership;
  • virtuous leadership;
  • inclusive leadership;
  • leadership and corporate social responsibility;
  • diversity and leadership;
  • leadership and changing work environments;
  • leadership and internal communication;
  • LMX;
  • ethical leadership;
  • transformational leadership.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Roque Gomes
Prof. Dr. Neuza Ribeiro
Dr. Rajasekhar David
Guest Editors

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  • • innovative leadership
  • • virtuous leadership
  • • sustainable leadership
  • • responsible leadership
  • • inclusive leadership

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