Management scholars have studied Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) for over 40 years and we have repeatedly demonstrated its relevance and importance in the organizational context showing significant relationships with almost every leadership outcome variable (Dulebohn et al., 2012; Gerstner & Day, 1997; Sin et al., 2009). Studies conducted across the globe show consistent results, indicating its international importance (e.g., Rockstahl, Ang, & Shore, 2012). LMX is the 3rd most studied leadership model over the period from 2000-2013 (Dinh et al., 2014), however, the LMX literature is in need of a critical rejuvenation with regards to new directions for theory and research, lest this prolific research advancement stagnate.
This PDW will provide a forum for scholars to discuss several promising areas of inquiry for future LMX research and perhaps develop collaborator relationships. The session will be focused around seven different LMX topics:
- LMX Theory, Foundations, & New Directions, Terri A. Scandura
- Leader/Follower Congruence: HP Sin & Claudia C. Cogliser
- LMX Development / Newcomer Adjustment: Jennifer D. Nahrgang & Talya Bauer
- LMX Emotions: Herman Tse & Jeremy D. Meuser
- LMX Differentiation/Teams: Smriti Anand & Prajya Vidyarthi
- LMX & Networks: Cecilé Emory & Kristin Cullen-Lester
- Culture/Diversity/International LMX Issues. Thomas Rockstuhl & Lynn Shore
In order to facilitate maximum feedback, we request that participants submit an extended abstract (650 words; 2 double spaced pages) of their idea to Jeremy D. Meuser (firstname.lastname@example.org) by AUG 12th. This should contain:
- Reason/justification for the LMX related study.
- What LMX phenomenon are you planning to explore?
- Brief theoretical framework that tells the overall “story” of the LMX research/model, not individual hypotheses.