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Leadership On Demand: Followers as initiators and inhibitors of managerial leadership

Blom, Martin LU and Alvesson, Mats LU (2014) In Scandinavian Journal of Management 30(3). p.344-357
Abstract
A key aspect of leadership is the followers’ constructions of its value and relevance. Based on two empirical, qualitative case studies, this paper highlights the importance of the ‘demand’ for leadership when leader–follower relationships are established. We further discuss how followers influence, inhibit and initiate managerial leadership (i.e. leadership acts from their formal superior targeting themselves), and suggest ‘Leadership On Demand’ as a useful metaphor when trying to conceptualize the leader–follower dynamics in our study.
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Leadership, Followership, Social construction, Qualitative research
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Scandinavian Journal of Management
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30
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3
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344 - 357
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Elsevier
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0956-5221
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10.1016/j.scaman.2013.10.006
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English
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  keyword      = {Leadership,Followership,Social construction,Qualitative research},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {344--357},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Management},
  title        = {Leadership On Demand: Followers as initiators and inhibitors of managerial leadership},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2013.10.006},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2014},
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