TITLE

AN EMPIRICAL TEST OF THE SOCIAL CONTAGION THEORY OF CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP

AUTHOR(S)
Pastor, Juan-Carlos; Mayo, Margarita C.
PUB. DATE
August 1994
SOURCE
Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings;1994, p259
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Proceeding
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
10344763

 

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