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Sociology of Leadership in Organizations (2015)

Manfred Kets de Vries, Alicia Cheak

"Applying a psycho- dynamic lens to org studies"

A chapter in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition on using a psychpdynamic lens to the study of organisational phenomenon. The article updates an entry made in the first edition of the Encyclopedia (2001). A number of influential leadership theories are examined, including theories that emphasise the importance of traits, behaviours, contingency, attribution, and symbolism. Charismatic and transformational leaderships are reviewed. Attention is given to the importance of the clinical paradigm in leadership research. Finally, the authors revisit developments in leadership studies since the first edition of the Encyclopedia a decade ago and propose emerging areas of
research.

James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 13. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 664–669.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2015

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