Dispersed leadership: Exploring the impact of antecedent forms of power using a communicative framework

Raymond D. Gordon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This article presents an account of a police organization's attempt to implement what senior officers described as a dispersed leadership initiative. A communicative framework is used to show how a particular historically constituted discourse is embedded in the communicative actions of those officers who participated in the study. Analysis of the effects of this discourse reveals how the organization's dispersion of leadership, although on the surface representing a new and successful endeavor, is rendered problematic by what the article terms antecedent forms of power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-287
Number of pages28
JournalManagement Communication Quarterly
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

Fingerprint

leadership
police organization
communicative action
discourse
Law enforcement
Discourse
Police
Communicative action

Cite this

@article{f39605403f56456f81452d815f473170,
title = "Dispersed leadership: Exploring the impact of antecedent forms of power using a communicative framework",
abstract = "This article presents an account of a police organization's attempt to implement what senior officers described as a dispersed leadership initiative. A communicative framework is used to show how a particular historically constituted discourse is embedded in the communicative actions of those officers who participated in the study. Analysis of the effects of this discourse reveals how the organization's dispersion of leadership, although on the surface representing a new and successful endeavor, is rendered problematic by what the article terms antecedent forms of power.",
author = "Gordon, {Raymond D.}",
year = "2010",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1177/0893318909360213",
language = "English",
volume = "24",
pages = "260--287",
journal = "Management Communication Quarterly",
issn = "0893-3189",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Ltd",
number = "2",

}

Dispersed leadership : Exploring the impact of antecedent forms of power using a communicative framework. / Gordon, Raymond D.

In: Management Communication Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 2, 05.2010, p. 260-287.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Dispersed leadership

T2 - Exploring the impact of antecedent forms of power using a communicative framework

AU - Gordon, Raymond D.

PY - 2010/5

Y1 - 2010/5

N2 - This article presents an account of a police organization's attempt to implement what senior officers described as a dispersed leadership initiative. A communicative framework is used to show how a particular historically constituted discourse is embedded in the communicative actions of those officers who participated in the study. Analysis of the effects of this discourse reveals how the organization's dispersion of leadership, although on the surface representing a new and successful endeavor, is rendered problematic by what the article terms antecedent forms of power.

AB - This article presents an account of a police organization's attempt to implement what senior officers described as a dispersed leadership initiative. A communicative framework is used to show how a particular historically constituted discourse is embedded in the communicative actions of those officers who participated in the study. Analysis of the effects of this discourse reveals how the organization's dispersion of leadership, although on the surface representing a new and successful endeavor, is rendered problematic by what the article terms antecedent forms of power.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77951041861&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/0893318909360213

DO - 10.1177/0893318909360213

M3 - Article

VL - 24

SP - 260

EP - 287

JO - Management Communication Quarterly

JF - Management Communication Quarterly

SN - 0893-3189

IS - 2

ER -