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Effective leadership practices of Muslim women academic leaders


Almaki, Samah Hatem and Silong, Abu Daud and Idris, Khairuddin and Abd. Wahat, Nor Wahiza (2016) Effective leadership practices of Muslim women academic leaders. The Social Sciences, 11 (9). pp. 2217-2219. ISSN 1818-5800; ESSN: 1993-6125


Newer research on women in leadership indicated a growing trend of woman to assume leadership position worldwide and the substantial progress achieved by women in assuming and holding a leadership role. This study explores the leadership practices of Muslim women academic leaders by using a qualitative approach. The study outlined in this study investigates these phenomenons through using in-depth-interviews to identify leadership practices. Participants are Muslim women academic leaders in University Putra Malaysia in Malaysia and King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia who are holding leadership position. The researchers identify similarities and differences in practices and competencies between two cases. The findings in this study highlights in a set of the practices of which Muslim women leaders performance in leadership position. These findings broaden acceptance for a wider repertoire of these leadership practices by successful Muslim women leaders and how these practices can be optimally used for the benefit of academic departments. Moreover, some implications and recommendations for further studies were discussed.

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Item Type: Article
Subject: Leadership; Academic leader; Saudi and Malaysian woman leaders; Practice; Competences
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Medwell Journals
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 04:54
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 04:54
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/54068
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