Title: Teaching and developing leadership in business schools: a multilevel evaluative approach in Indian context

Authors: Koustab Ghosh

Addresses: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak, M.D.U. Campus, Rohtak 124001, Haryana, India

Abstract: This paper has made an attempt to look into the industry expectations in terms of desired leadership attributes of business school graduates as well as the students' orientations along with effective learning mechanisms involved for successfully imparting the leadership course in business schools. Brief industry opinion survey; meta-cognitive assessment of course participants in business schools; and in-depth faculty interviews from India were conducted at different stages of this study. The hierarchical regression analysis established the relevance of the set of course participants' meta-cognitive factors as receptive facilitators for leadership course effectiveness. The major finding from this study implies that for effective development of desired leadership skills and behaviours among the business school graduates, course centric as well as boundary spanning learning mechanisms are required.

Keywords: leadership development; meta-cognitive learning; teaching pedagogy; business schools; India; business education; higher education; leadership courses; course effectiveness; leadership skills; leadership behaviours.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2015.068169

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2015 Vol.10 No.2, pp.178 - 192

Received: 23 Aug 2013
Accepted: 30 Nov 2013

Published online: 30 Apr 2015 *

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