Special Issue "Servant Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387). This special issue belongs to the section "Leadership".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Justin Irving

Center for Transformational Leadership, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN 55407, USA
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Interests: servant leadership, team effectiveness, leader purposefulness, leader resiliency, leadership ethics, leadership across cultures
Guest Editor
Dr. Christopher S. Howard

Division of Business, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC 28109, USA
Interests: leadership formation, leadership development, servant leadership, cross-cultural team building, cross-cultural team effectiveness

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Servant leadership continues to gain appreciation among leadership practitioners and researchers. Theorists, researchers, and practitioners identify the commitment of leaders focusing on and serving followers as a distinguishing feature of servant leadership practice. This core practice, along with other related servant leadership practices, is viewed not only as a helpful idea, but also as a practice that works and produces positive results in organizations. The early days of theory formation have transitioned to an increasing number of research-based studies examining the nature of servant leadership practice and its effect on followers and today’s organizations.

For this Special Issue focused on “Servant Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness”, we desire to see this line of inquiry and exploration expanded. We invite submissions that engage servant leadership in the context of diverse organizations and diverse organizational sectors. Diversity in disciplinary and methodological approaches is invited as well. We invite submissions that are purely conceptual, as well as submissions with findings grounded in either quantitative or qualitative data.

Prof. Dr. Justin Irving
Dr. Christopher S. Howard
Guest Editors

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  • servant leadership, organizational effectiveness, job satisfaction, organizational culture job performance, leadership outcomes

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