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Methodological Issues in Leadership Training Research: In Pursuit of Causality

Martin, Robin, Epitropaki, O and O'Broin, Holly (2017) Methodological Issues in Leadership Training Research: In Pursuit of Causality In: Methodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition (New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition). Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 73-94. ISBN 978-1-78743-677-0

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Leadership training has led to a large amount of research due to the belief that such training can lead to (or more precisely  cause) positive changes in followers’ behavior and work performance. This chapter describes some of the conditions necessary  for research to show a causal relationship between leadership training and outcomes. It then describes different research de‐ signs, employed in leadership training research, and considers the types of problems that can affect inferences about causality.  The chapter focuses on the role of randomization of leaders (e.g., into training vs. non‐training conditions) as a key methodo‐ logical procedure and alludes to problems of achieving this in field settings.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Martin, Robin
Epitropaki, O
Editors :
Galavan, R
Sund, K
Hodgkinson, G
Date : 2017
DOI : 10.1108/S2397-52102017004
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2018 by Emerald Publishing Limited. All rights of reproduction in any form reserved
Uncontrolled Keywords : Leadership training; criteria for causality; threats to validity; research designs; leader randomization
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 27 Feb 2018 12:08
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:08

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