Title

The Development of Arab Women Leaders: An Emirati Perspective

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

Culture and Gender in Leadership: Perspectives from the Middle East and Asia

Publication Date

10-18-2013

Abstract

As women become an increasingly powerful force in the Arabian Gulf, increased attention needs to be focused on their leadership development. This chapter looks at the role that lived experience plays in developing these leaders, as opposed to formal interventions, and this study seeks to explore the underlying factors that enable women to learn how to lead. The findings are illustrated in a leader apprenticeship framework, which consists of experiencing influential encounters, dealing and learning from difficult events, and transforming directly following a formal training programme. The findings support claims to treat leadership learning as a form of apprenticeship where learning is embedded in the social fabric in which it transpires, calling for contextualizing leader development as supported by situational learning theory.

ISBN

9781137311573

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan UK

First Page

297

Last Page

316

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Scopus ID

84928699749

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository

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