Through in-depth interviews with the presidents of major Chinese universities, this text explores the changing demands on leaders in Higher Education in the wake of globalization, and develops a contemporary model of Hybrid Leadership.
Glocalization and the Development of a Hybrid Leadership Model examines the leadership philosophies and practices of Chinese university presidents and presents new insights and perspectives on the meaning and practice of leadership in a global era. Drawing on data from a unique methodological process which integrates Western and Eastern approaches, chapters foreground the experiences of leaders in higher education to demonstrate how they perceive and balance diverse and potentially conflicting local and global demands, and ensure effective leadership by combining leadership philosophies and practices from local and global contexts. Ultimately, this informs the development of new model of leadership characterized by the hybridization of the global and local at the contextual and personal levels, and marked by global competency, multiple cultural and sectoral mindsets, and geographically adaptable skill sets.
Challenging and enriching the existing theories of leadership for higher education, this text will be of interest to scholars, post-graduate students and academics in the fields of educational leadership, international and comparative education, higher education, and leadership studies. It will also be of interests to the practitioners of leadership in general and higher education leadership in particular.
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