What is it about?

Dilemmas are a useful concept for exploring leadership practices. This research presents empirical insights in an important subfield of public administration, namely, lived experiences of Public Sector Leaders about the public sector reforms.

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Why is it important?

Using the lens of ‘dilemma’, the paper examined the webs of belief of Public Sector Leaders to find what leadership style is followed in the public sector in response to reforms


The research has added new dimensions to the entrepreneur leadership styles, practices, assumptions and behaviour of the bureaucratic leadership in the context of governance reforms. It provides practical guidelines for the PSL in designing various reform policies based on domestic needs. It also serves as a roadmap to strike a balance between the donor reform strategy and the domestic reform strategy.

Dr Mehedi Masud
Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre

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This page is a summary of: Interpreting lived experiences: The dilemmas of public sector leaders, Public Administration and Development, August 2021, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/pad.1957.
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