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Considering the gap between Implicit Leadership Theories and expectations of actual leader behaviour: A three-study investigation of leadership beliefs in Romania

Erich C. Fein, Aharon Tziner, Cristinel Vasiliu and Mihai Felea

Journal of East European Management Studies, 2015, vol. 20, issue 1, 68-87

Abstract: The conceptual base of behavioural preferences for leadership can be found in Implicit Leadership Theories (ILTs). In a series of three studies, we examined both ILTs and expectations for leader behaviour for the purpose of examining the degree of fit between ILTs and associated expectations. In our first study we found that ILTs for transformational and transactional leadership are highly related, although participant’s ILTs were either not related or weakly related to expectations of actual leader behaviour. We conducted two follow-up studies to examine the understanding of transformational and transactional leadership in Romania. We discuss the findings in terms of how culturally-derived factors may serve to influence ILTs and profiles of expected leader behaviours.

Keywords: Implicit Leadership Theories, leadership, transformational, transactional, organisational behaviour; Romania (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L22 M12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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