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Firm environment, leader behaviors, and leadership effectiveness: An interactive model

Abstract

Based on the value-based leadership(VBL) theory and the preliminary findings obtained from an empirical study of Chinese business leaders, we propose a new model addressing the dynamic relationships among firm environment, VBL behaviors and leadership effectiveness; and test the model using data collected from 95 firms. Results show that VBL behaviors help improve leadership effectiveness when the company faces intense external competition, even though intensive competition is naturally negative to leadership effectiveness. Value-based leadership can help firms to survive through extremely tough circumstances.

摘要

结合对价值观型领导理论的分析以及过去针对这一理论在中国所作研究的基本结论, 将环境因素纳入到领导过程研究中, 提出了一个关于企业竞争环境、 价值观型领导行为以及领导绩效三者之间互动的理论模型并进行实证分析。 结果显示: 激烈的竞争环境会削弱企业内部的领导绩效?但实施价值观型领导?将有助于企业领导, 转不利局面, 提升领导绩效。

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Translated and revised from Guanli kexue xuebao 맜理科学学报 (Journal of Management Sciences in China), 2005, (5): 61–68

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Liu, J., Fu, P. & Wu, W. Firm environment, leader behaviors, and leadership effectiveness: An interactive model. Front. Bus. Res. China 2, 50–66 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11782-008-0004-9

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Keywords

  • firm environment
  • value-based leadership
  • leadership effectiveness

关键词

  • 企业环境
  • 价值观型领导
  • 领导绩效
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