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An Essay on Virtue and Survival: Dead End Leadership and the Therapeutic Alternative

An Essay on Virtue and Survival: Dead End Leadership and the Therapeutic Alternative

Rumyantseva, Nataliya L. and Denisova-Schmidt, Elena (2015) An Essay on Virtue and Survival: Dead End Leadership and the Therapeutic Alternative. In: 12th Chemnitz East Forum: "Leadership and governance IN and OF public and private organizations in the CEE countries", 9-11 September 2015, Reichenhainer Str. 70, Room W 014, Chemnitz, Germany.

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Abstract

Russian higher education is facing a multitude of pressures from various directions. The entire system headed by the Ministry of Education and Research, strives to integrate into the European higher education space, individual universities are under pressure to maintain quality control, whilst facing budgetary pressures (Volkov, Livanov, Fursenko, 2007). At the same time the demographic situation in the country leads to shrinkage of the student body, whilst university funding follows each individual student (Denisova-Schmidt and Leontyeva, forthcoming). This puts HEIs under pressure to retain the current cohort of students at all costs.

Although the pressures may appear similar to those faced in other national contexts by HEIs, the specific adaptations that universities and individual academic undertake, we argue, are quite unique to Russian context and hence, deserve special consideration. This paper will seek to explain how the constellation of pressures leads to formation of institutionally ingrained mechanisms that trap everyone involved in a perpetual limbo of ambivalence, unresolved conflicts and corruption. We question the role of leadership in the current context. How do Russian present realities shape the fundamental goals of leadership? What conceptualisations of leadership are most helpful in this context?

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: Theme of 09/09/15 paper session: "Leadership, ethics and higher education"
Uncontrolled Keywords: corruption, leadership, dependency, survival
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:37
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14866

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