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Swedish title Frontlinjer i ledarskapsforskning
English title Frontiers in leadership research
Course number 2068
Credits 7.5
Responsible KI department Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics
Specific entry requirements
Grading Passed /Not passed
Established by The Board of Doctoral Education
Established 2013-09-07
Purpose of the course
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.
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.
Compulsory elements Active participation in the seminars which are compulsory. Absences from those activities will have to be made up with written examinations.
Course responsible Christer Sandahl
Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Contact person Therese Wahlström
Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics