Leadership for Follower Commitment

1st Edition

Authors: David Cooper
Paperback ISBN: 9780750656887
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 20th December 2002
Page Count: 256


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This text challenges management to adopt an approach that is conducive to improved employer/employee relations, and that will enhance the organizations ability to learn and compete within a knowledge-based economy. Practical measures and behaviour viewed as appropriate in an industrial, commercial, and public sector setting are discussed, analysed, and offered as good practice.

Leadership for Follower Commitment provides: research based case studies a linking of theory, research, and practical managerial experience *an emphasis on psychological forces, employee motivation and perceptions of management action

This text is invaluable to students studying Organizational Behaviour, Business (Occupational) Psychology, Human Resource Management, and Human Resource Development at both undergraduate and MSc/MBA level. It is central to Professional / executive development courses.

Key Features

  • Enables tutors to concentrate on the recognized and current key dynamics of the leader/worker relationship
  • Provides a critical examination of the association between leadership and commitment
  • Issues that stimulate classroom debate and personal reflection are highlighted in the conclusions of each chapter


University students studying organizational behaviour/business (occupational) psychology, human resource management, and human resource development modules at either undergraduate or MSc/MBA level. Students studying organizational behaviour and human resource management at FE and HE colleges. Professional and executive development course level, including course members from the Institute of Directors programmes.

Table of Contents

Introduction, rationale, national and international environmental analysis; Managers and Leaders; Leadership and employee commitment; Learning from action; Employee commitment and leadership theory revisited.


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About the Author

David Cooper

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.