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Charismatic leadership: Beyond love and hate and toward a sense of belonging?

Parry, K; Cohen, M; Bhattacharya, S; North-Samardzic, A; Edwards, G


K Parry

M Cohen

S Bhattacharya

A North-Samardzic

Gareth Edwards
Professor of Leadership and Community Studies


Developing previous work on charismatic leadership by Boas Shamir and Ken, we investigate the contention that followers of charismatic leaders have an emotional connection with that leader in the form of a “sense of belonging” and links to community. We therefore investigate whether there is any evidence of a sense of belonging when people describe those they judge to be charismatic. Using a mixed-methods aesthetic narrative approach we are able to supply empirical support for the existence of such a relationship, and to extend the findings of previous studies by incorporating the connection that the leader has with the community in general as an important factor in the leader-follower relationship.


Parry, K., Cohen, M., Bhattacharya, S., North-Samardzic, A., & Edwards, G. (2019). Charismatic leadership: Beyond love and hate and toward a sense of belonging?. Journal of Management and Organization, 25(3), 398-413

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 1, 2019
Online Publication Date May 21, 2019
Publication Date 2019-05
Deposit Date Apr 3, 2019
Publicly Available Date Apr 3, 2019
Journal Journal of Management & Organization
Print ISSN 1833-3672
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 3
Pages 398-413
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