Pastor, Juan-Carlos; Mayo, Margarita C.
August 1994
Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings;1994, p259
Conference Proceeding
A longitudinal field study (N=144) was conducted to test some aspects of the social contagion theory of charismatic leadership. Naturally occurring groups were identified by use of communication network analysis techniques. Significant relationships were found between group characteristics and attributions of leadership. Theoretical and practical implications of results are discussed.


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