Narcissism: An integrative synthesis and dominance complementarity model. (2013)
“We explore why narcissists perform Counter-productive Work Behaviour and offer advice regarding what organizations can do to avoid it. We (also) discuss narcissism’s relationship with leadership effectiveness, and propose the Narcissistic Leaders and Dominance Complementarity Model
E Grijalva, Psychology, University of Illinois
P Harms, Management, University of Nebraska
The Academy of Management Perspectives
March 27, 2013 amp.2012.0048
“Narcissism has become an increasingly popular research topic in recent years. First, we describe why it is beneficial for organizational researchers to study narcissism and examine narcissism as it relates to two of its strongest organizational correlates: Counterproductive Work Behavior (CWB) and leadership. We explore why narcissists perform CWB and offer advice regarding what organizations can do to prevent narcissists’ CWB.
“Subsequently, we discuss narcissism’s relationship with leadership effectiveness, and propose the Narcissistic Leaders and Dominance Complementarity Model, which examines the dynamic interaction of narcissistic leaders’ characteristics with those of their followers to predict leadership effectiveness.
“Finally, we suggest four areas of Management that may benefit from incorporating narcissism as a determinant of their respective organizational outcomes of interest: international management, social issues in management/corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, and negotiation.”
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