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Informal distributed leadership in technology adoption

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dc.contributor.author Rambe, Patient
dc.contributor.author Dzansi, Dennis Yao
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-29T06:40:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-29T06:40:04Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 2042-1338
dc.identifier.issn 2042-1346
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1598
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the role of informal distributed leadership in dealing with the complexities of adopting technology innovation in Higher Education contexts. In the study, in-depth semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions were held with a group of informal leaders in a South African university. The findings suggest that informal distributed leadership works best in promoting technology adoption when there is a clear understanding of: (1) the locus of control of technology adopters; (2) power contestations between academics and students; (3) alignment of technology with pedagogical goals; and (4) shared intentionality between the core group of informal leaders. In practical terms, the study offers a middle-of-the-road approach to diffusion of technology innovation as an alternative to the ineffective top-down and individual innovative leader (bottom-up) approaches. For originality/novelty, the study introduces the distributed leadership theory into the technology adoption discourse. en_US
dc.format.extent 563 741 bytes, 1 file
dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 8,;No. 2,
dc.subject Informal en_US
dc.subject distributed en_US
dc.subject leadership en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject innovation en_US
dc.subject adoption en_US
dc.title Informal distributed leadership in technology adoption en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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