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Handbook of Conflict Management Research

Handbook of Conflict Management Research

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Edited by Oluremi B. Ayoko, Neal M. Ashkanasy and Karen A. Jehn

This unique book draws together current thoughts and research in conflict management. Specifically, it brings a wealth of knowledge from authorities in the field on emerging issues such as power in conflict, cognition and emotions in conflict, leading conflict from multiple perspectives and cultural orientations, the role of context in conflict and the teaching of conflict management. Altogether, the Handbook provides a critical avenue for researchers and practitioners’ continued engagement in conflict research and management theory.

Chapter 26: Conflict at multiple levels: Transformational leadership and followers’ cultural orientation

Oluremi B. Ayoko and Michael Muchiri

Subjects: business and management, organisational behaviour, strategic management


While various scholars have examined the multi-level properties of conflict and leadership, fewer studies have investigated the influence of leadership on differing forms of conflict across multiple levels and cultures. In this chapter, we discuss transformational leadership and its potential to trigger or minimize both cognitive and affective conflict across multiple organizational levels. Additionally, we also discuss how national culture might moderate the impact of transformational leadership on conflict at the individual and team levels.

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