Distributed leadership in DMOs: a review of literature and directions for future research
AffiliationUniversity of Northampton
University of Derby
The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Nexford University, Washington DC, USA
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AbstractAmidst key emergent challenges for Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) and destinations triggered by changes in the funding and governance landscape for tourism on a global scale, Distributed Leadership (DL) has emerged as a promising concept to provide a collaborative framework for channelling resources and leadership to cope with such changes. Current evidence from academic literature discussing the importance of embedding shared forms of leadership is scarce and few studies discuss the application of DL in the context of DMOs. The key purpose of the following conceptual study is to provide a critical overview of key DL contributions in the mainstream and DMO academic literature. The study seeks to examine the relevance of DL in the context DMOs with the purpose to stimulate future empirical investigations in the application of DL in DMO organisations.
CitationHristov, D., Ramkissoon, H., & Naumov, N. (2020). 'Distributed Leadership in DMOs: a review of literature and directions for future research'. Journal of Planning and Development, pp. 1-18.
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalTourism Planning and Development