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Avainsanat:expertise, expert, specialist, leadership, knowledge, competence
AbstraktiConcept and components of expertise Defining expertise is challenging because the concept of expertise seems to be fuzzy and inaccurate. The aim of this study is to define expertise more precisely and find the related themes around it. The study focuses on different concepts and relations around expertise. The following questions are asked: Who is an expert, what kind is expert work and expert organization? What kind is the interaction and cooperation of expert organization? How experts can be led? The qualitative data of this study was gathered in four Leadership and expertise work-courses (2014–2017) from 158 adult university students. The students were asked to give their reasons to different questions related to expertise. According to the findings, expertise includes nine key components: competence, skills, teaching, self-leadership, learning, networking, innovation, problem solving and understanding the big picture.