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Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Leadership in Global Business

Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Leadership in Global Business
Author(s)/Editor(s): Peter A.C. Smith (The Leadership Alliance Inc., Canada) and Tom Cockburn (Center for Dynamic Leadership Models in Global Business, Canada)
Copyright: ©2014
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6134-9
ISBN13: 9781466661349
ISBN10: 1466661348
EISBN13: 9781466661356


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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.

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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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Author's/Editor's Biography

Peter Smith (Ed.)
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 (Ed.)
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.


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