Paternalistic leadership: A review and agenda for future research

Ekin K. Pellegrini, Terri A. Scandura

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The growing interest in paternalistic leadership research has led to a recent proliferation of diverse definitions and perspectives, as well as a limited number of empirical studies. Consequently, the diversity of perspectives have resulted in conceptual ambiguities, as well as contradictory empirical findings. In this paper, we review research on paternalistic leadership in an effort to assess the current state of the literature. We investigate the construct of paternalistic leadership, review the findings related to its outcomes and antecedents as well as the various measurement scales used in paternalistic leadership research. Based on this review, the article concludes with an agenda for future theoretical and empirical research on this emerging and intriguing new area for leadership research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2007
Event67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2007 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2007Aug 8 2007


Other67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA


  • Leadership
  • Paternalism
  • Paternalistic leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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