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Digital Leadership

Salamzadeh, Yashar and Gunton, Lesley-Ann (2024) Digital Leadership. In: The International Encyclopedia of Business Management. Elsevier (Science Direct), p. 211. (In Press)

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Digital leadership is a commonly used term in today’s digital age. On one hand, it is linked to the latest industrial revolution (IR 4.0) which is changing almost all aspects of our organizational lives, and on the other hand, it is about leadership, one of the most valuable skills required by organizations. Yet, despite its importance, no comprehensive and universally accepted definition for digital leadership currently exists.
In this chapter we are sharing different views about the concept of digital leadership and categorize different perspectives towards it. We learn that whilst some people interpret digital leadership as a kind of organizational position, others view it as a set of skills and competencies. Others take the view that digital leadership is merely a status of using digital technologies in products or services, business models, systems and processes. There are also those that take a more profound view, believing that digital leadership represents a shared culture and way of doing things in the digital age.

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Depositing User: Yashar Salamzadeh


Item ID: 17495

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ORCID for Yashar Salamzadeh: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2024 09:07
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2024 09:15


Author: Yashar Salamzadeh ORCID iD
Author: Lesley-Ann Gunton

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > Sunderland Business School


Business and Management > Business and Management

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