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'No place to hide'? The realities of leadership in UK supermarkets

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This article explores the realities of managerial work in two major British supermarket chains. While the prescriptive literature welcomes the displacement of bureaucratic management by rote with leadership, empirical accounts of what managers actually do underscore how the purported tenets of leadership tend to disappear upon closer inspection, even at the discursive level. This study observes and discusses the discrepancy between the rhetoric of leadership articulated by executives at the c...

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Bradford University School of Management
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Lancaster University Management School
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Leeds University Business School
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ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) Publisher's website
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SKOPE Research Paper
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http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/publications
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2010-01-01
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1466-1535
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91, May 2010
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English
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2010-12-07

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