Scholarly leadership of the study of leadership: A review of The Leadership Quarterly's second decade, 2000-2009

William L. Gardner, Kevin B. Lowe, Todd W. Moss, Kevin T. Mahoney, Claudia C. Cogliser

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In a reprise of Lowe and Gardner's (2000) review of The Leadership Quarterly's (LQ) first decade as a premier outlet for scholarly leadership research, we review 353 articles published in LQ during its second decade. Multiple methods were employed to prepare this review, including: interviews with the journal's current Senior Editor and Associate Editors; an assessment of LQ's impact, reputation, and most cited articles through citation analyses; a content analysis of article type (theory, empirical, and methods), contributors (e.g., discipline, nationality, and institutional affiliation), theoretical foundations, research strategies, sample location/type, data collection methods, and analytical procedures; survey and follow-up focus groups conducted with LQ Editorial Review Board members; and qualitative analyses to assess the prevalent themes, contributions, and trends reflected in LQ during its second decade. Drawing from these sources, we describe anticipated directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)922-958
Number of pages37
JournalLeadership Quarterly
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Citation analysis
  • Content analysis
  • Journal impact
  • Journal reputation
  • Leadership theory
  • Research methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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