Rofcanin, Y., Las Heras, M., Bosch, M. J., Marescaux, E., Mughal, F., & Erdogan, B. (2019). "Do You Get What You Desire? Consequences of (In) Congruence of Desired and Actual Servant Leadership." Academy of Management Proceedings. Vol. 2019. No. 1. Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management, 2019.


In this study, we explore how (in)congruence of desired and actual behaviours of servant leaders shape followers' work outcomes. Furthermore, recognizing the importance of context, we integrate a gender-cultural perspective and study the moderating role of gender inequality across ten countries on the associations between (in)congruence of servant leadership and follower outcomes. Utilizing a sample comprising mainly of full-time employees across ten countries (n = 2,960), our findings from polynomial regression analyses support our hypotheses and reveal important findings with regards to the role of the importance of shared perceptions and the role of national context to understand how servant leaders become effective. The paper contributes to the theorizing of servant leadership by outlining the contextual, relational and role dynamics shaping leader behavior and follower outcomes; thus offering implications for training and development interventions in organizations to ensure a mutual understanding of servant conduct.



María José Bosch

Fecha de Publicación:

05 de junio del 2020