Interactive Effects of Authoritarian Leadership and Leader Conflict Management Approaches

Yifeng Chen, Tingting Chen, Jie Wang, Dean Tjosvold, Haijiang WANG

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Abstract

This research examines the interactive effects of authoritarian leadership and leader cooperative and competitive conflict management approaches on leader-member exchange, which in turn influences leader effectiveness. Drawing on the within-domain exacerbation perceptive and cognitive dissonance theory, we hypothesize that cooperative conflict management approach exacerbates–or reversely buffers–the negative relationship between authoritarian leadership and leader effectiveness via leader-member exchange. We also argue that cooperative conflict management approach strengthens the negative relationship between authoritarian leadership and leader effectiveness mediated by leader-member exchange. In addition, we explore the moderating effect of competitive conflict management approach. A multi-wave, multi-source field study provided support for the hypothesized moderating effect of cooperative conflict management approach, but it did not find the significant moderating effect of competitive conflict management approach. We then conducted a laboratory experiment to examine the causality implied in our hypothesized model. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number13814
JournalAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
Volume2018
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

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Conflict management
Leader-member exchange
Moderating effect
Laboratory experiments
Causality
Cognitive dissonance
Field study

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Interactive Effects of Authoritarian Leadership and Leader Conflict Management Approaches. / Chen, Yifeng; Chen, Tingting; Wang, Jie; Tjosvold, Dean; WANG, Haijiang .

In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Vol. 2018, No. 1, 13814, 01.08.2018.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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