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dc.contributor.authorJameson, Jill
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-14T08:48:50Z
dc.date.available2011-06-14T08:48:50Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationJameson, J. (2011). Distributed Leadership and the Visibility/Invisibility Paradox in On-line Communities. Human Technology, Volume 7(1), pp. 49-71. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201152310899. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/27164
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the role of distributed leadership in three on-line communities, reflecting on an observed visibility/invisibility paradox in leadership within these communities. Leaders who downplay their seniority and assume a degree of invisibility, allocating discretionary powers to subordinate levels in an organizational hierarchy, may facilitate the emergence of distributed leadership. Yet, simultaneously, leader-led relations are enabled by high leadership visibility. This paradox—that leaders need to be both highly visible and also invisible, or hands-off, when the occasion requires it—was derived from prior research into e-learning communities and tested in the analysis of discussions from on-line communities using a case study pattern-matching process. The operation of both visibility and invisibility in leadership is a key issue for enabling effective collaborations in distributed leadership situations based on trust. Such collaboration fosters positive group interaction and participative decision making in a consensus facilitated through leadership distribution amongst on-line community members.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHuman Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.urihttp://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.subject.otherdistributed leadershipen
dc.subject.otheron-line communitiesen
dc.subject.otherisibility/invisibility paradoxen
dc.subject.othere-learning leadershipen
dc.subject.othercase study methodologyen
dc.subject.otherpattern-matchingen
dc.subject.otherleadershipen
dc.subject.otherambiguityen
dc.titleDistributed Leadership and the Visibility/Invisibility Paradox in On-line Communities
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201152310899
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1795-6889
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2011 Jill Jameson and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.17011/ht/urn.201152310899


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