The (in)voluntary follower

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Abstract

An important assumption when it comes to leader–follower relationships is that compliance and subordination are basically voluntary. In this article, we problematize and develop this assumption and discuss different circumstances in which voluntariness in terms of followership may be compromised. Based on this discussion, we also suggest a tentative model of follower voluntariness, indicating dimensions in which voluntariness can be infringed upon and followership corroded and when it might be more productive to depict an asymmetrical relationship as something else than followership.

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  • Linnaeus University
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  • Business Administration

Keywords

  • Leadership, followership, voluntariness
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-179
Number of pages17
JournalLeadership
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes