publication . Doctoral thesis . 2003

A Cross-Cultural Test of Implicit Leadership Theory

McKie, David S.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2003
  • Publisher: Cranfield University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This research builds on Implicit Leadership Theory, which suggests that a leader’s performance is likely to be higher when there is congruence between a follower’s prototype of what a leader should be and his or her perception of the leader’s behaviour. The essence of effective leadership, according to this theory, is being seen as a leader by others. Data were collected from 196 leaders and 1,738 followers from 23 countries within Cargill Incorporated, a US food and agricultural multinational. The research was conducted in two phases. During the first phase data were collected on followers’ desired leadership values and their perception of their leader’s behavi...
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