Leadership models and work behavior: an empirical analysis of consequences of authentic and transformational leadership

  • With increasing importance of organizational effectivity and efficiency measures like Balanced Scorecard and optimization of employee work behavior to achieve higher organizational efficiency, Human Resource activities concerning leadership development and academic leadership research are growing. Throughout the course of the twentieth century, a multitude of empirical studies show primarily positive relationships between different constructs of leadership models and desirable variables of organizational behavior. It becomes apparent, though, that in academic research the selection of analyzed leadership models and their consequences is very heterogeneous. This Master Thesis has the objective to contribute to Leadership Research by applying a comparative empirical study in the–until today–often neglected study population of in-house and sales personnel within the pharmaceutical industry. For this purpose, an online employee survey with N = 137 participants from a leading pharmaceutical company in Germany was conducted. Based on contemporary leadership theory, a range of Hypotheses regarding consequences of modern leadership models is empirically tested. The results of the study reconfirm Identification with Manager, Trust & Loyalty and Employee Satisfaction as consequences of Authentic as well as Transformational leadership. Work context as in-house vs. sales setting shows moderating effects on some of the leadership-consequences relationships. As the research involves multiple structurally different variables as well as constructs and compares feedback of different study populations, tangible management implications to boost desirable work attitudes and behaviors can be derived and appropriately adapted to match the respective work context. Ramifications for future scientific research are also presented.
Author:Martin A. Lange, Alina S. Hernandez BarkORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Lars Schweizer ; Theodor Dingermann ; Otto Russe ; Christian Jansen (Hrsg.): Advances in pharma business management and research, Volume 1
Place of publication:Cham
Editor:Lars Schweizer, Theodor Dingermann, Otto Russe, Christian Jansen
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2020
Date of first Publication:2020/02/20
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/04/27
Page Number:17
First Page:45
Last Page:61
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Institutes:Psychologie und Sportwissenschaften / Psychologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0