Conceptualising followership – a review of the literature

  title={Conceptualising followership – a review of the literature},
  author={Brian Crossman and Joanna Crossman},
  pages={481 - 497}
Despite growing attention in professional and academic literature, a commonly accepted definition of followership does not seem to have emerged. The authors nevertheless explore some of the implications of followership definitions to date and build on these to offer one of their own. A review of the literature ensues, highlighting descriptive and prescriptive behavioural typologies, and situational theories. The paper argues that understanding the concept of followership better is likely to… Expand

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