Is leading from the second chair a new leadership theory? : examining the theoretical underpinnings

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dc.contributor.advisor Carroll, Wendy R.
dc.creator Deal, Nicholous M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-03T15:36:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-03T15:36:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/26468
dc.description 1 online resource (vii, 76 p.)
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 66-76).
dc.description.abstract A burgeoning area of inquiry exists that is concerned with leading from a place of subordination in an organizational context. In what is called “second chair leadership,” this concept metaphorically expresses this unique leadership arrangement. The aim of this research project was two-fold. First, a study was conducted using the techniques of a quasi-systematic literature review to provide an in-depth overview of what has been written about second chair leadership. The main inquiry was to determine how second chair leadership is defined in existing literature. In a final sample of eight publications deemed appropriate for inclusion, a convergence of meanings was established and key research themes were discovered. A second study sought to investigate inherent themes found in second chair leadership. Through a thematic analysis that examined the tenets of second chair leadership, a synthesis of findings is presented and contrasted with existing leadership theories. The main inquiry in a second study was to determine whether second chair leadership truly merited a new leadership theory when compared to existing theoretical frameworks. It was concluded that second chair leadership is characteristic of several existing leadership theories, namely, transformational, servant, ethical, and leader-member exchange. This study contributes to the limited examination of second chair leadership in that it is the first systematic review that surveys all relevant scholarly works. I conclude by discussing the findings of each study and offer several suggestions worthy of future research. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.title Is leading from the second chair a new leadership theory? : examining the theoretical underpinnings en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Business Administration
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Sobey School of Business
thesis.degree.discipline Management
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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