Servant Leadership: Research and Practice

Servant Leadership: Research and Practice

Raj Selladurai (Indiana University Northwest, USA) and Shawn Carraher (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: March, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 405
ISBN13: 9781466658400|ISBN10: 1466658401|EISBN13: 9781466658417|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5840-0


Leaders represent a necessary part of any organizational structure, and leadership styles can vary greatly between individuals. Servant leadership is one such leadership style which is helping individuals guide and encourage others within their organization.

Servant Leadership: Research and Practice explores the concept of rethinking the leader-subordinate relationship structure through the dissolution of an authoritarian leadership style. This book supports current and future leaders through relevant discussions on methodologies and tools in support of servant leadership, and is designed for use by business managers, executives, scholars, and upper-level students.

Topics Covered

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

  • Cultural Influences on Leadership
  • Employee Loyalty
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Trust
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership Strategies
  • Management Science
  • Organizational Development
  • Servant Leadership

Reviews and Testimonials

Business scholars survey research literature and present their own results regarding the concept, principles, and practices of non-hierarchical leadership. Among the topics are a qualitative study of the controlled discipline of servant leaders, servant leadership and school crisis management, the role of prevention and promotion oriented approaches to leadership, and the historical derivation of servant leadership and the untold story of the influence of Quakerism on Greenleaf's teachings. Many interviews with business leaders and case studies of particular companies are also included.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

[...] Promotes the idea that true leadership requires a dissolution of autocratic thinking in favor of leading by guiding and encouraging. This title is an innovative leader in the field.

– Professor Fred David and Professor Forest David, Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases – A Competitive Advantage Approach, Prentice Hall Publishing Company, New Jersey, USA

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Raj Selladurai is an Associate Professor of Management in School of Business and Economics at Indiana University Northwest. He also serves as Small Business Institute (SBI) Director for the School of Business and Economics. His research focuses on the areas of management, leadership effectiveness, operations and supply chain management, high speed rail and supply chain management, and healthcare management and supply chain effectiveness. He has published in various management and operations management related business journals, and has over 27 years of academic and professional business experience including teaching operations management as Visiting Professor at universities in Austria and Switzerland. He has diverse leadership and administrative experience in various organizations including church, university, community, business, and other professional service organizations.
Shawn Carraher is the Oxford Journal Distinguished Research Professor and previously served as Professor of Management and Global Entrepreneurship as well as the Brewczynski Endowed Chair at Cameron University and Texas A&M University, Commerce, where he founded the Entrepreneurship programs which were rated in the top 10 in the nation by Entrepreneur. He has served as Division Chair of the Management History and Technology & Innovation Management Divisions within the Academy of Management as well as past President of SBI, the Association for Entrepreneurship, Family Business, and Franchising, the Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship and the South West Academy of Management and Dean of the Counsel of Endowed Chairs and Past Division Chairs within the AOM TIM Division. He has held 20 leadership positions within the Academy of Management within three divisions and three regional affiliates. He completed two Fulbright trips to Latvia where he taught at Vidzeme University College and one in Ukraine where he taught at Luts'k Liberal Arts University. He also is a regular presenter at Oxford University including having presented the opening paper of the 20th Anniversary session of the Oxford Roundtables. He has been named a Fellow of the Allied Academies in 2009 and 2010 and of the Academy for Global Business Advancement in 2010. He is also a founding member of the China Association for the Management of Technology. His work has been cited more than 6400 times.