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International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management (IJCLM)
Int J Complex Leader Manag

Published/Hosted by Inderscience Publishers. ISSN (printed): 1759-0256. ISSN (electronic): 1759-0264.

As we progress deeper into the 21st century, the social, political, economic, technological and educational environment becomes increasingly complex, but much of our leadership and management thinking is still based on linearity and dominated by the classical Newtonian paradigm. There is much to do to generate theories and empirical research into new models of leadership and management that can embrace and focus on complex adaptive dynamics, networks of intelligence sources and the unpredictability of the fast-changing world. IJCLM subscribes to a broad understanding of complexity in leadership and management in order to provide a wide platform for academic and practitioner discussions to create knowledge and exchange new ideas on this rapidly emerging domain. In particular, we are keen to explore and examine how various concepts such as chaos, complex adaptive dynamics, collective intelligence, connectivity, autopoiesis, self-organisation, emergence, uncertainty, edge of chaos and potential dissipation may help to generate new and effective leadership and management theories, strategies and practices. We are also interested to know how such new thinking, theories and practices may become an integral part of coherent and competitive business, education, social or political strategies that can affect humanity positively and transform societies innovatively. As the word complexity suggests, the issues of leadership and management will differ from organisation to organisation, from culture to culture, and from country to country. Therefore, whenever appropriate, the research may have to take into account the specific nature of the business in question, the context it is located, the customer profile, the historical background of the country or region, local habits and practices, ethics and even religious beliefs. In this respect, a diversification in leadership and management analysis, as well as a deeper investigation of the intelligence-associated organisational dynamics, is welcomed. Therefore, IJCLM serves as an international platform to bring together academics, researchers, policy makers and practitioners from different backgrounds to share new theories, research findings and case studies, enhancing understanding and collaboration on the issues of complexity in leadership and management.

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