Towards transformational emergency systems leadership: A holonic perspective

Denis HJ Caro


This qualitative research study explores the results and implications of a key informant study of emergency systems leadership challenges in Canada. Grounded theory methodology and thematic analysis was deployed to identify ten key properties of transformational emergency systems leadership. Of 103 emergency systems leaders of diverse professional backgrounds are presented. The response rate was 83.5 percent from 81 organizations across Canada. A theory of holonic emergency systems leadership is proposed. This study concludes with the potential theoretical and pragmatic implications of a holonic paradigm of emergency systems leadership for further healthcare research in diverse settings internationally.

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International Journal of Healthcare  ISSN 2377-7338(Print)  ISSN 2377-7346(Online)

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