Leader Emergence: The Case of the Narcissistic Leader

  title={Leader Emergence: The Case of the Narcissistic Leader},
  author={Amy B Brunell and William A. Gentry and W. Keith Campbell and Brian J. Hoffman and Karl W. Kuhnert and Kenneth G DeMarree},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1663 - 1676}
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