Social networks and leadership emergence
Source of Publication
Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, ECMLG 2019
© 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.
Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Leadership behaviors, Leadership emergence, Power, Social hierarchy, Social networks, Status
Park, Jin, "Social networks and leadership emergence" (2019). All Works. 3136.
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Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license