Resisting and reclaiming the global discourse of leadership: From entrepreneurial to advocacy leadership

Gary L. Anderson, Andrea López

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


While scholars in the field of educational leadership continue to promote approaches to leadership that range from a return of trait theory to different strains of distributed leadership, leadership-in-practice has increasingly taken on entrepreneurial characteristics. This entrepreneurial leader is less the product of leadership theorizing and more the product of new policy networks that have promoted market-based and performance-based accountability strategies that have required new tasks and dispositions of school principals and superintendents. This chapter explores how new policy networks are promoting the new discourses and practices of New Public Management (NPM), which is a form of governance based on the transfer of private sector logics to the public sector. It examines how these new policy actors and networks conceive of the role of leaders in implementing entrepreneurial leadership. The chapter provides a US example of entrepreneurial leadership from New York City, and Chile, where privatization and NPM have been implemented since 1973.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley International Handbook of Educational Leadership
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781118956717
ISBN (Print)9781118956687
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Chilean neoliberal experiment
  • Educational leadership
  • Entrepreneurial leadership
  • Governance
  • Leadership-in-practice
  • New public management
  • Policy networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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