An Investigation of the Inter-Group Effects of Leader Group Prototypicality

Jessica Yongyi Liang, Ming Nick Yan, Xiaoping Chu, Amy Yuanyi Chen

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Leader influence is considered to be a critical factor of leadership effectiveness, while its potential negative effects have been overlooked. We shed light on the role of the dark side of leader influence in inter- group settings by examining how leader group prototypicality (a typical kind of leader influence) may weaken group members’ inter-group citizenship behavior. Analyses of multiphase, multisource, and multilevel data show that leader group prototypicality interacted with relative leader power is likely to engender group members’ collective narcissism, in turn, drive group members to engage less in inter-group citizenship behavior. Implications for the leadership effectiveness literature and management practice are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings 2018
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018
Event78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018: Improving Lives - Chicago, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201814 Aug 2018 (Conference website) (Conference proceedings)

Publication series

NameAcademy of Management Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0065-0668
ISSN (Electronic)2151-6561


Conference78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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