Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Leadership in Global Business

Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Leadership in Global Business

Peter A.C. Smith (The Leadership Alliance Inc., Canada) and Tom Cockburn (Center for Dynamic Leadership Models in Global Business, Canada)
Release Date: June, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 327
ISBN13: 9781466661349|ISBN10: 1466661348|EISBN13: 9781466661356|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6134-9


To be successful, business leaders should be familiar with the emerging digital technologies that are contributing to the global business environment. All leaders must develop fresh capabilities if they are to successfully direct their communities through the emerging era of social digital connectivity and global dynamic complexity.

Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Leadership in Global Business combines relevant theoretical and practical frameworks with the latest research and best practices regarding emergent digital technologies. This book is an essential reference source for professionals, researchers, academics, and students who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role of emerging digital technologies in the success of global business.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Emerging Digital Technologies
  • Enterprise Social Software
  • Grid computing
  • Information Organization and Representation
  • Innovative and Collaborative Platforms
  • Risk Analysis
  • Social Networking

Reviews and Testimonials

Researchers from North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia contribute 14 chapters on the impact of emerging digital technologies on leadership in global business. After a chapter on key definitions of leadership in organizations and the historical development of leadership theory and practice, they offer research and cases detailing an on-the-job integrated learning approach to leadership; a framework for the changing nature of leadership in the digital age; the influence of social media in shaping leadership processes in recent social media uprisings, focusing on the 2011 Egyptian revolution; the impact of leadership on telecenter sustainability in Sri Lanka, and much more.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
Table of Contents
John Pourdehnad
Peter A. C. Smith, Tom Cockburn
Peter A. C. Smith, Tom Cockburn
Chapter 1
Peter A. C. Smith, Tom Cockburn
This chapter introduces the scope and focus of the new book. The reader is briefly introduced to the definitions and debates about leadership and... Sample PDF
Leadership in the Digital Age: Rhythms and the Beat of Change
Chapter 2
Peter A. C. Smith, Tom Cockburn
In this chapter, Smith and Cockburn reaffirm the claim that they made in a previous book (Smith & Cockburn, 2013), namely that today's global... Sample PDF
Reflecting Emerging Digital Technologies in Leadership Models
Chapter 3
Kalyan Kumar Banerjee, K. B. Akhilesh, S. Uma Maheshvari
Leaders grapple with the challenges of leading and working with the millennial generation in business and society. The emerging digital ecosystems... Sample PDF
Leading in the Era of Digital Abundance
Chapter 4
Janel Smith
This chapter enquires into the “tricky,” and at present somewhat ambiguous, nexus between social media technologies and business leadership by... Sample PDF
Leadership in the Age of Social Media: The “Social Media Uprisings” and Implications for Global Business Leadership
Chapter 5
G. Sampath S. Windsor, Carol Royal
Academic research has been scant with regard to examining the impact of leadership on telecentre sustainability. This chapter evolved from the e-Sri... Sample PDF
A New Breed of Socio-Cultural Leaders and How They Use CSR in ICT for Development as a Tool of Sustainability: A Case Study of Telecentres in a South Asian Developing Country
Chapter 6
James Blaisdell, Michael Kelly, Michael Lang, Kieran Muldoon, Joe Toner
People today have greater access to information than ever previously thought possible, and through the acquisition of knowledge feel, they have more... Sample PDF
Embracing “Bring Your Own Device”: Balancing the Risks of Security Breaches with the Benefits of Agile Work Practices
Chapter 7
The Analytics Asset  (pages 124-149)
Rahul Saxena
Analytics is currently treated as an emerging profession that comes from a convergence of techniques rooted in the fields of statistics, operations... Sample PDF
The Analytics Asset
Chapter 8
Matthew Kolakowski, Paul Bishop
What are the primary principles of effective e-learning and the subsequent impact on leadership in global business as digital technologies mediums... Sample PDF
Principles of Effective E-Learning
Chapter 9
Peter Johansson, Tomas Backström, Marianne Döös
This chapter is based on theorising and analysis from an ongoing research and development project exploring the use of visualisations in task-based... Sample PDF
Visualisations of Relatonics: A Tool to Support Change in the Organising of Work?
Chapter 10
Kijpokin Kasemsap
This chapter introduces the role of social networking in global business environments, thus explaining the overview of social networking, the... Sample PDF
The Role of Social Networking in Global Business Environments
Chapter 11
Jayanthi Ranjan
Big data is in every industry. It is being utilized in almost all business functions within these industries. Basically, it creates value by... Sample PDF
Big Data Applications in Healthcare
Chapter 12
Sue Milton
This chapter assumes data is a key asset that, if lost or damaged, severely disrupts business capability and reputation. The chapter has one core... Sample PDF
Data Privacy vs. Data Security
Chapter 13
Michael A. Goedeker
This chapter focuses on the understanding and skills needed by tomorrow's business leaders, namely understanding what security teams do and why... Sample PDF
Cyber Security: Future IT-Security Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders and Businesses
Chapter 14
Carlos Eduardo Nogueira Couto Pereira
Despite progress, women in global business are still widely underrepresented in leadership positions. In their path to become leaders, women have to... Sample PDF
Emerging Digital Technologies and Women's Leadership in Global Business
Chapter 15
Peter A. C. Smith, Tom Cockburn
In this chapter, the editors present a brief summary commentary and reflective overview of the emergent themes, issues, and problematic areas the... Sample PDF
Epilogue: Retrospective and Prospective Reflections
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Peter A. C. Smith is the President and CEO of the Leadership Alliance Inc. ( Since TLA’s formation in 1987, Peter has maintained a worldwide consulting practice assisting public and private sector organizations optimize their performance by enhancing their leadership capabilities. The breadth of Peter’s previous practical hands-on management experience with Exxon has proven invaluable in ensuring that he continues to relate to the problems and pressures faced by organization in today’s complex and ambiguous global environments, and is fundamental to framing his research interests which include complexity leadership, global business, organizational strategy, socio-digital technology, sustainability, innovation, knowledge management, organizational learning, and related emerging paradigms. Peter has served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Knowledge Management Practice and as Consulting and Special Issues Editor for The Learning Organization; Peter has also served as Associate Editor (Practitioners) for the International Journal of Socio-Technology & Knowledge Management. Peter has published more than 60 scholarly papers and is in demand internationally as a speaker, workshop leader, and conference chair. In 2013, IGI Global published “Dynamic Leadership Models for Global Business: Enhancing Digitally Connected Environments,” which Peter co-authored with Dr. Tom Cockburn.
Tom Cockburn obtained his first degree with honors from Leicester University, England. Both his MBA and Doctorate were gained at Cardiff University, Wales. He also has several professional teaching and assessment qualifications including an E-moderator certification and executive coaching qualifications from the UK Universities of Wolverhampton, Liverpool University, the University of Ulster, the Waikato Institute of Technology (New Zealand), Hay Consulting plc (Australia), and EdExcel Foundation in London. Tom is an Associate Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management, has been a member of a number of editorial boards of international academic journals, and a review member of the Cutting Edge Awards Committee of the US Academy of HRD. Tom has 5 years of Board experience on the Standing Conference of Welsh Management Education Centers and another year in an advisory, non-voting capacity on the Board of K’Aute Pasifika Trust working with Pacific Island peoples’ Social, Health and Educational Development projects in New Zealand. In addition, he has had 8 years as Head of a UK Business school and held a deputy Head of School role in New Zealand. He has adjunct and visiting E-faculty roles on Henley Business School (UK) and Ulster University Business Schools’ MBA and MS programs. He is currently Director-Policy for the Center for Dynamic Leadership Models in Global Business formed in 2012 and a senior associate of The Leadership Alliance Inc headquartered in Canada. In 2013, Tom co-authored Dynamic Leadership Models for Global Business: Enhancing Digitally Connected Environments with Peter A.C. Smith, published by IGI Global. Tom now resides in Almeria province in Spain.