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Leadership Ideals as Barriers for Efficient Collaboration During Emergencies and Disasters

Uhr, Christian LU (2017) In Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 25(4). p.301-312
Abstract

In an emergency or disaster situation, it is likely that a conglomerate of societal resources will respond to various needs. In such a multi-organizational setting, collaboration becomes necessary. Empirical findings suggest that collaboration can be very problematical and this paper argues that a possible explanation can be found in intra-organizational leadership ideals, dysfunctional in a collaborative context. In order to facilitate a principal discussion, an analytical framework for discussing leadership and collaboration is suggested. Moreover, literature findings suggesting individual qualities facilitating collaboration are presented. Three leadership archetypes are used to problematize intra-organizational ideals in... (More)

In an emergency or disaster situation, it is likely that a conglomerate of societal resources will respond to various needs. In such a multi-organizational setting, collaboration becomes necessary. Empirical findings suggest that collaboration can be very problematical and this paper argues that a possible explanation can be found in intra-organizational leadership ideals, dysfunctional in a collaborative context. In order to facilitate a principal discussion, an analytical framework for discussing leadership and collaboration is suggested. Moreover, literature findings suggesting individual qualities facilitating collaboration are presented. Three leadership archetypes are used to problematize intra-organizational ideals in inter-organizational settings. It is suggested that more attention must be paid to qualities enabling individuals to operate simultaneously in different, and partly conflicting, management contexts.

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Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
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301 - 312
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10.1111/1468-5973.12157
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  author       = {Uhr, Christian},
  issn         = {0966-0879},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {301--312},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management},
  title        = {Leadership Ideals as Barriers for Efficient Collaboration During Emergencies and Disasters},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-5973.12157},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2017},
}