“The Leading Conductor – The Leadership Concept between Management and Cultural Sciences”
Management teaching and management publications are frequently focused on learning from cases and best practices. While this opens the way to holistic considerations of phenomena related to management, the result is frequently an abstract reduction of complexity. For example, although relying on the stories about famous leaders such as Jack Welch or Steve Jobs, leadership research tends to neglect important aspects of leadership practice, such as… Read more
My Claim: “My contribution aims at reinforcing the bridge between artistic practice and research in conducting and the upcoming stream of aesthetic leadership research. The human being should experience a renaissance in moving back to the center of attention.“
My Expectations: “I’m interested in exploring and discussing ways to overcome what I frequently experience as an abstract reduction of complexity in management education and publications. ReThinking should be a social activity within our community and communities.”
Dagmar Abfalter is Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Management and Cultural Science (IKM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She holds a doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Innsbruck and an MBA in International Arts Management from ICCM/University of Salzburg. Her major research areas include leadership in creative and expert environments, experience innovation as well as other domains of intersection between business and the arts. She also works on qualitative research methodology. Dagmar has published a book (Das Unmessbare messen: Die Konstruktion von Erfolg im Musiktheater // Measuring the Unmeasurable: the construction of success in music theatre, VS Research 2010) in German and a range of scientific articles in international peer reviewed journals.