Title

Academic agency and leadership in tourism higher education

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Dredge, D & Schott, C 2013, 'Academic agency and leadership in tourism higher education', Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 105-129.

Published version available from:

http://doi.org/10.1080/15313220.2013.786312

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This article explores the leadership agency of tourism faculty in higher education and recommends actions to enhance leadership for social change. Based on a review of literature grounded within an agency perspective, a conceptual framework is presented that identifies systemic and individual influences on leadership. Three types of freedom for faculty to engage in leadership behaviors arise: (1) the capacity of the individual to lead; (2) the freedom afforded by the organizational context to lead in accordance with one's capacity to lead; and (3) the social freedom to lead derived from each faculty member's disciplinary and departmental norms and structures.