The governance of horizontal leadership in projects
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionInternational Journal of Project Management. 2018, 36 (7), 913-924. 10.1016/j.ijproman.2018.06.002
Using the framework of balanced leadership in projects, we explore how horizontal leadership is governed. Previous research in project governance has focused on control and trust as the main mechanisms of governance. We apply this approach to the leadership field and investigate the nature of governance of temporary horizontal leaders in projects through contextual enablers, mechanisms, structures, practices and process. We argue that control and trust unfolds in particular combinations of the above items. Based on a study of different projects in Lithuania, we provide insights and discuss characteristics of trust and control, as exercised in the governance of horizontal leadership.