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Leadership and conflict

Jennings, C. and Hamlin, A. (2007) Leadership and conflict. Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 64 (1). pp. 49-68. ISSN 0167-2681

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Abstract

We model the choice of leaders of groups within society, where leaders influence both the mode of interaction between groups (either peaceful compromise or costly conflict) and the outcome of these interactions. Group members may choose leaders strategically/instrumentally or they may choose leaders expressively. We characterize the equilibria of the instrumental choice model and also argue that leadership elections may overemphasise the role of expressive considerations in the choice of leader, and that this may result in increased conflict between groups.

Item type: Article
ID code: 7959
Keywords: leadership, conflict, political process, political economy, Commerce, Political science (General), Economic Theory, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Economics and Econometrics
Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce
Political Science > Political science (General)
Social Sciences > Economic Theory
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Economics
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 May 2009 16:03
Last modified: 27 Mar 2015 06:54
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7959

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