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Why and When Employees Like to Speak up More Under Humble Leaders? The Roles of Personal Sense of Power and Power Distance

Lin, Xiaoshuang; Chen, Zhen (George); Tse, Herman H. M.; Wei, Wu; Ma, Chao

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Research investigating the underlying mechanisms and boundary conditions under which leader humility influences employee voice remains underdeveloped. Drawing from approach–inhibition theory of power and leader humility literature, we developed a moderated-mediation model in which personal sense of power (i.e., employees’ ability to influence other individuals such as their leader) was theorized as a unique mechanism underlining why employees feel motivated to speak up under the supervision of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-10-11
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/186387
Source: Journal of Business Ethics
DOI: 10.1007/s10551-017-3704-2

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