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Leadership roles in community development in Malaysia.


Mohamad , Madinah and Silong, Abu Daud (2010) Leadership roles in community development in Malaysia. The Journal of Global Business Management, 6 (2). pp. 221-229. ISSN 1817-3179


What are the leadership roles in community development in Malaysia? Initial research findings based on a survey and focus group interviews of committee members of Neighborhood Associations in Malaysia identified various leadership roles that relate to community development. This research is an extension of those studies using the in-depth interviews of eight Chairmen of the Neighborhood Associations in the state of Penang, Malaysia. Mintzberg's and Yukl's leadership roles were used as a theoretical framework for the study. The terms leadership and community development were also reviewed. Based on the findings of the study, the leadership roles and issues related to community leaders in Malaysia are identified and discussed in relation to community development in the country. They include the leadership roles such as being a leader in a multi-racial team, change agent, problem-solver, manager, communicator, negotiator and resource-linker. Some implications and recommendations for leadership development are proposed

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: The Journal of Global Business Management
Keywords: Community leadership; Malaysian community leadership; Leadership roles; Leadership roles in community development.
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 05:21
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 04:06
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15431
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