Leadership theory and research in the new millennium: Current theoretical trends and changing perspectives.

Jessica E. Dinh, Robert G Lord, William Gardner, Jeremy D. Meuser, Robert C. Liden, Jinyu Hu

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Abstract

Scholarly research on the topic of leadership has witnessed a dramatic increase over the last decade, resulting in the development of diverse leadership theories. To take stock of established and developing theories since the beginning of the new millennium, we conducted an extensive qualitative review of leadership theory across 10 top-tier academic publishing outlets that included The Leadership Quarterly, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Psychologist, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Science, and Personnel Psychology. We then combined two existing frameworks (Gardner, Lowe, Moss, Mahoney, & Cogliser, 2010; Lord & Dinh, 2012) to provide a process-oriented framework that emphasizes both forms of emergence and levels of analysis as a means to integrate diverse leadership theories. We then describe the implications of the findi
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-62
JournalLeadership Quarterly
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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