Seminars

When Two Heads Are Worse than One: Understanding the Costs of Co-Leadership

Management & Human Resources

Speaker: Frederic Godart
INSEAD

7 November 2017 - Bernard Ramanantsoa room - From 10:45 am to 12:15 pm


The present research examined the effectiveness of co-leadership, a situation where two individuals jointly occupy the same formally assigned role at the top of a hierarchy. We integrate insights from the social hierarchy and leadership literatures to present the Social Hierarchy Model of Co-Leadership. This model proposes that co-leadership generally hurts team performance because co-led teams are more likely than solo-led teams to suffer from coordination and conflict problems. However, our model also proposes that when the co-leaders have a strong relationship, this underperformance will disappear. Four studies using qualitative, experimental, and archival data support this model. Our qualitative study established the prevalence of co-leadership configurations and how co-leaders affect team processes and performance. Our experiment established causality: teams randomly assigned to have co-leaders were less creative than solo-lead teams. Archival analyses of mountaineering expeditions replicated the negative effects of co-leadership: co-led teams were more likely to experience a fatality than solo-led teams. Additional archival analyses of high-end fashion design teams replicated the negative effects of co-leadership and found that co-leadership no longer hurt creativity when the co-leaders were co-founders of their firm. The current data and the Social Hierarchy Model of Co-Leadership offer numerous theoretical and practical implications.

We’re not like those crazy hippies: the formation of an occupational group from a social movement mandate

Management & Human Resources

Speaker: Grace AUGUSTINE
Kellogg School of Management

31 October 2018 - S211 - From 11:00 am to 12:30 pm


Women and The Crowd: Justifications Entrepreneurs Use in Their Crowdfunding Pitches

Management & Human Resources

Speaker: Srinivas Santosh
University of Texas, Austin

30 October 2018 - Bernard Ramanantsoa room - From 8:45 am to 10:15 am


Against all Odds: A Model of Capability Evolution in the EU Telecommunication Industry

Management & Human Resources

Speaker: Luca Pistilli
Bocconi University

22 October 2018 - Bernard Ramanantsoa room - From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm


Integrating the Unfolding Process with Self-Regulation in Job Search: The Moderating Role of Core Self-Evaluations

Management & Human Resources

Speaker: Serge da MOTTA VEIGA
Kogod School of Business, American University

16 October 2018 - Bernard Ramanantsoa room - From 10:00 am to 11:30 am

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No Laughter among Thieves: Authenticity and the Enforcement of Community Norms in Stand-Up Comedy

Management & Human Resources

Speaker: Patrick REILLY
University of California, Irvine

15 October 2018 - Bernard Ramanantsoa room - From 11:00 am to 12:30 pm


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Daniel NEWARK

Management and Human Resources

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