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dc.contributor.authorWoods, Philip
dc.identifier.citationWoods , P 2007 , ' Authenticity in the bureau-enterprise culture: the struggle for authentic meaning ' , Educational Management Administration & Leadership , vol. 35 , no. 2 , pp. 295-320 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 646536
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 34447288451
dc.description.abstractThis article emphasises the extent to which conceptions of authenticity are forged through social interaction and socially mediated identities and how, in turn, authentic leadership involves the transformation of the organisational, social or cultural order in which leadership is situated. The overarching context for this exploration of authentic leadership is the loss of authentic meaning inherent in modern times and the importance of developing a fulfilled identity as a way of developing the possibility of meaning. An analytical distinction is made between three dimensions of authenticity (personal, ideal, social) before turning to the specific social context constituted by the contemporary modern era. This context—the enhancement of entrepreneurialism in public sector organisations which gives rise to bureau-enterprise culture—is outlined and, building on sociological work by the author, the nature of social authenticity and identities, and how they interlink with the other dimensions in this culture, are explored. The task for educational leadership concerned with authenticity is, it is proposed, to take a strategic approach to searching out and maximising the democratic potential within contemporary trends towards the bureau-enterprise culture.en
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dc.titleAuthenticity in the bureau-enterprise culture: the struggle for authentic meaningen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Professional and Work-Related Learning
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Education
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Education
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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