Title

Social networks and leadership emergence

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Jin Park, Zayed University

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, ECMLG 2019

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

© 15th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, ECMLG 2019. All rights reserved. Social hierarchy, a fundamental feature of social relations, has two functions that are especially important for teams that lack formal hierarchy: coordination and motivation. I argue that individual structural positions in various social networks serve as the basis of the social hierarchy, which then affects the claiming and granting of leadership identity. Specifically, I explored the effects of status and power (1) on leadership emergence and (2) on leadership behaviors. To examine the proposed relationships, I collected two sets of data, one from a sample of project teams in a consulting company in South Korea and one from a sample of MBA student teams at a large mid-western university in the United States. Results show that status and power have different impacts on leadership behaviors and leadership emergence. Across 2 studies, status show more significant effect on both leadership emergence and leadership behaviors.

ISBN

9781912764471

Publisher

Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited

First Page

305

Last Page

314

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

Leadership behaviors, Leadership emergence, Power, Social hierarchy, Social networks, Status

Scopus ID

85077516724

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license

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