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Premisses and Paradigms in Leadership Research

Appa Rao Korukonda (St Bonaventure University, New York)
James G. Hunt (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Article publication date: 1 February 1991


Is leadership theory ready for a major reappraisal? Theories of leadership are explored through underlying sets of assumptions (basic frameworks or paradigms). The result is a convenient way of negotiating a vast body of literature. This meta‐analysis offers scope for further research, and linkages between theory and practice. For example, charismatic theory is identified as being ripe for paradigm shift.



Rao Korukonda, A. and Hunt, J.G. (1991), "Premisses and Paradigms in Leadership Research", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 19-33.




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