School and commercial management

Kelly, Anthony (2002) School and commercial management. In, American Educational Research Association 2002 Annual Meeting. Validity and Value in Education Research, New Orleans, USA, 01 - 05 Apr 2002.


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Despite the tendency to draw on experience from the commercial sector when it comes to theorising about school leadership, there is a paucity of research on comparisons between commercial and educational management. This article presents findings from a research project that followed a number of (experienced and newly appointed) school and commercial managers, and makes comparisons between them in terms of what they do, the nature of their common interactions and their leadership styles. It proposes a new, more grounded and activity-driven typology of leadership styles than that used to underpin existing literature. The discussion takes account of the differences in approach between new and experienced headteachers and commercial managers in terms of how they perceive and actualise leadership.

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Keywords: school management, commercial management
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 63531
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April 2002Published
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:48

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