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:
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:
Our panelists will then review these before the Zoom discussions to maximize the quality of discussions and feedback. Our goal is to fill a niche at the early idea phase of research development prior to writing an entire research proposal, full paper, and/or conducting a study.