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Title Frontiers in leadership research
Course number 2068
Programme 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Language English
Credits 7.5
Date 2014-02-11 -- 2014-05-20
Responsible KI department Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
Specific entry requirements
Intended learning outcomes After the course you should be able to
- distinguish between leadership research and social sciences in general and between contemporary as well as historical paradigms,
- identify when leadership issues must be taken into consideration in research on work environment, quality improvement, work health and organisational efficiency and profitability et cetera, and
- apply knowledge from leadership research in your own research.
Contents of the course The field of leadership and leadership research in different perspectives and situations, including methodology.
Teaching and learning activities Lectures, seminars and group work. Own work includes literature studies and essay writing.
Compulsory elements Active participation in the seminars which are compulsory. Absences from those activities will have to be made up with written examinations.
Examination The course will be examined in the form of a written term paper in which the students relate the course literature to their own research. This paper will also be peer reviewed, presented and discussed in connection to the termination of the course. This type of examination is suitable for the aim of the course with individual outcomes dependent on the students background and research perspective.
Literature and other teaching material Jackson, B. & Parry, K. (2011). A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about studying leadership. (2nd ed.). N.Y.: SAGE.
Pearce, C. L., & Conger, J. A. (Eds.). (2003). Shared leadership. Reframing the hows and whys of leadership. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.
Wheelan, S. (2010). Creating effective teams: a guide for members and leaders. (3rd ed.). N.Y.: SAGE.
Yukl, G.A. (2012). Leadership in Organizations. (8th ed.). Pearson.

Scientific papers will be added.
Number of students 10 - 20
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information The main purpose with this course it to provide the students with an opportunity to discover how leadership research is of relevance for their research questions and how knowledge from this area can further illuminate their field of research. Another purpose is to offer the students a broad network of research associates, senior colleagues and teachers with different research perspectives. However, it is not a course for personal development as a leader. Scheduled whole day seminars are on Tuesdays the following six dates: 11 & 18 Feb, 4 & 18 Mar, 1 Apr and 20 May. Address: Department of Learning, Informatics, Management & Ethics (LIME), Tomtebodavägen 18A, Solna. The course team consists of researchers from Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm University & The Swedish Defence College.
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Course responsible Christer Sandahl
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
0852483618
Christer.Sandahl@ki.se
Contact person Therese Wahlström
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
0852483684
Therese.A.Wahlstrom@ki.se