Through in-depth interviews with the presidents of major Chinese universities, this text explores the changing demands on leaders in Higher Education in the wake of globalization, and develops a contemporary model of Hybrid Leadership.
Glocalization and the Development of a Hybrid Leadership Model examines the leadership philosophies and practices of Chinese university presidents and presents new insights and perspectives on the meaning and practice of leadership in a global era. Drawing on data from a unique methodological process which integrates Western and Eastern approaches, chapters foreground the experiences of leaders in higher education to demonstrate how they perceive and balance diverse and potentially conflicting local and global demands, and ensure effective leadership by combining leadership philosophies and practices from local and global contexts. Ultimately, this informs the development of new model of leadership characterized by the hybridization of the global and local at the contextual and personal levels, and marked by global competency, multiple cultural and sectoral mindsets, and geographically adaptable skill sets.
Challenging and enriching the existing theories of leadership for higher education, this text will be of interest to scholars, post-graduate students and academics in the fields of educational leadership, international and comparative education, higher education, and leadership studies. It will also be of interests to the practitioners of leadership in general and higher education leadership in particular.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction and Overview 1. The World of Globalization and Localization Calls for Glocal Leadership 2. The Evolution of the Role of University President in the United States and China 3. Connecting existing Understandings of Glocal Leadership 4. Methodological Considerations for a Glocal Approach in Leadership Studies Part II: Hybrid Presidential Roles 5. Visionary 6. CEO 7. Fundraiser 8. Head of Internationalization 9. Minister of Houqin 10. Scholar + Jack-of-All-Trades 11. Friends Raiser and Relationship Balancer 12. Moral Role Model 13. Non-Leader (Symbolic Role) Part III: A Hybrid Leadership Model 14. Toward a Hybrid Leadership Model 15. Future Directions
Qingyan Tian serves as the Provost’s Special Assistant for International Outreach at Christopher Newport University, Virginia, US. She also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Leadership and American Studies.