ILA: Special Issue Call for Papers

ILA: Special Issue Call for Papers

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Collective dimensions of leadership: The challenges of connecting theory and method
Objectives and scope:
The special issue aims to deepen scholarly understandings of the social and relational dimensions of leadership in contemporary institutions through an in-depth exploration of ensuring the theory–methods connection when engaging in empirical research with a collective leadership lens.
The goals of this special issue are threefold:
1. To identify and to map diverse collective leadership streams in an integrative framework that helps guide theory–methods decisions when conducting or assessing collective leadership scholarship. 
2. To promote consistency in theoretical and methodological choices in collective leadership scholarship, by documenting strategies and solutions to address the challenges of matching lens to method in empirical research. 
3. To deepen the quality of the dialogue among organizational scholars with diverse collective leadership perspectives by requiring that theoretical and methodological choices, as well as the reasoning behind their consistency (including paradigmatic lens), be made explicit.
The scope of the special issue would include both empirical and/or conceptual papers that explore the collective dimensions of leadership and explicitly take on the challenge of matching theory and method. The specific topics described below expand on the scope of the special issue.
Articles in any of the following categories are invited for the special issue:
1. Empirical papers reporting leadership research that captures its collective dimensions and in which the research is an example of how theory-method consistency is successfully addressed. 
2. Empirical papers on leadership in the plural in which the research takes a specific collective leadership theoretical framework (e.g. complexity theory, leadership-as-practice, the direction-adaptation-commitment model, network theory, discursive leadership, distributed leadership, relational leadership, among others) and identifies solutions to methodological and measurement challenges associated with its empirical application. 
3. Conceptual papers that take a specific collective leadership theoretical framework and propose ways to address methodological and measurement challenges associated with it.
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Submission deadline: 15 June 2018 (submissions will not be considered before 15 May 2018)

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