The terms, leadership and management, have been defined in many different ways and perhaps this is possibly what has created such a “theory jungle” within the fields. It is argued in “International Leadership and Management. Emerging, Contemporary, and Unorthodox Perspectives”, that an innovative and clarifying discussion of leadership and management should include international perspectives on leadership, memory and responsibility, paradigms, theories, models and tools, styles and attributes, teamwork, diversity, and strategic challenges at a national level. The book is clustered around these six themes.
Fundamental for the book is Part I. Leadership, Memory and Responsibility: Management in the Service to Education of Future Generations, which shows the management analysis of memorial sites as institutions caring for the memory of the Holocaust and genocide. We believe that their importance is essential for future generations, because they show what the lack of good, values-based leadership leads to, and therefore we should support their existence, effectiveness and educational mission by all means that organizational studies can give. For this purpose, we have created the economics of memorial sites, emerging interdisciplinary academic field, which constitutes a set of empirically and analytically based best practices, correlations, dependencies and measures of effectiveness related to the managerial, international, economic, and financial aspects of organization, institutionalization, commemoration, preservation and functioning of memorial sites for education of future generations. It also develops diagnostic, consulting and training activities in above-mentioned areas. We describe in more detail the assumptions of the economics of memorial sites, discussing its essence and program, as well as, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation as a case study of preserving the authenticity and securing the educational mission of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, memorial site education system, problems concerning virtualization of memorial sites, and analytical framework for identifying key external and internal factors determining the achievement of strategic goals of museums and memorial sites of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camps.
The following parts of the book answer the question of what good value-based leadership and management should be.
Editors: Adam Szpaderski, Piotr M. A. Cywiński, Wojciech Karczewski, Christopher P. Neck, Katarzyna B. Wojtkiewicz