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STYLES OF LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS LEADERS

STYLES OF LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS LEADERS In an earlier study reported in the Journal of Educational Administration 17, 1, May 1979, Dufty and Williams analysed decisionmaking procedures and managerial styles of Heads of Departments HODs at WAIT, now Curtin University, and compared their findings with an earlier study by Dufty of business managers. Of the two groups, the former were found to be more likely to use participatory and powersharing procedures than the latter. However, a decade on, the present paper analyses the same two aspects of leader behaviour in a broader sample of HODs in professional and business organisations. In contrast with the Dufty and Williams study, evidence is presented to show a high level of commonality and a low rating of basic differences between professional and business leaders. It is proposed that leaders in both kinds of organisations tend to reveal more peoplerelated styles and preferences for participative procedures in decisionmaking in their leadership of their people at work. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Research News Emerald Publishing

STYLES OF LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS LEADERS

Management Research News , Volume 13 (7): 25 – Jul 1, 1990

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0140-9174
DOI
10.1108/eb028102
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Abstract

In an earlier study reported in the Journal of Educational Administration 17, 1, May 1979, Dufty and Williams analysed decisionmaking procedures and managerial styles of Heads of Departments HODs at WAIT, now Curtin University, and compared their findings with an earlier study by Dufty of business managers. Of the two groups, the former were found to be more likely to use participatory and powersharing procedures than the latter. However, a decade on, the present paper analyses the same two aspects of leader behaviour in a broader sample of HODs in professional and business organisations. In contrast with the Dufty and Williams study, evidence is presented to show a high level of commonality and a low rating of basic differences between professional and business leaders. It is proposed that leaders in both kinds of organisations tend to reveal more peoplerelated styles and preferences for participative procedures in decisionmaking in their leadership of their people at work.

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Management Research NewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 1990

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