Digital Leadership ‒ Mountain or Molehill? A Literature Review

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Despite the high relevance of digital leadership (DL) in practitioner outlets, its definition and determinants remain fuzzy, resulting in impeded DL theory development. Based on a structured literature review grounded in 96 publications, we developed a new definition of DL and a nomological determinant network. First, we provide conceptual clarity by differentiating DL from E-leadership with a definition of the former. Second, we present an inductively developed nomological network that specifies 13 DL determinants structured per the categories organizational level, individual level, and digital leader. Based on this network, we propose six future research areas, which are (1) theoretical clarity of DL as a concept, (2) measurement systems, (3) DL’s impact on output variables, (4) empirical evidence about determinants of the nomological network, (5) research design extensions through further perspectives and instruments, and (6) approaches to adopt DL.
TitelInnovation Through Information Systems : Volume III: A Collection of Latest Research on Management Issues
HerausgeberFrederik Ahlemann, Reinhard Schütte, Stefan Stieglitz
Anzahl der Seiten15
VerlagSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-86799-7
ISBN (elektronisch)978-3-030-86800-0
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 2021
VeranstaltungInternationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik- WI2021: Innovation durch Informationssysteme - WI als zukunftsweisende Wissenschaft - Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Essen, Deutschland
Dauer: 09.03.202111.03.2021
Konferenznummer: 16