A complex systems framework for research on leadership and organizational dynamics in academic libraries
Gilstrap, Donald L.
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Gilstrap, Donald L. 2009. A complex systems framework for research on leadership and organizational dynamics in academic libraries -- portal: Libraries and the Academy, v.9 no.1, January 2009 pp. 57-77 | 10.1353/pla.0.0026
This article provides a historiographical analysis of major leadership and organizational development theories that have shaped our thinking about how we lead and administrate academic libraries. Drawing from behavioral, cognitive, systems, and complexity theories, this article discusses major theorists and research studies appearing over the past century. A complex systems framework is then proposed for future research on leadership and organizational development surrounding change in academic libraries and professional responsibilities.
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