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How to open the door? Investigating the link between leadership and employee voice

Weiss, Mona, Morrison, Elizabth, Hussain, Insiya, Lee, Yuan S.H., Sherf, Elad Netanel and Thomas, Jeffrey ORCID: 0000-0002-5939-5559 (2016) How to open the door? Investigating the link between leadership and employee voice. In: Taneja, Sonia, (ed.) Proceedings of the 76th Annual Conference of the Academy of Management. Academy of Management Proceedings (1). Academy of Management.

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Identification Number: 10.5465/ambpp.2016.14144symposium


In this symposium, we aim to shed more light on the relationship between leadership and employee voice-that is, employees’ discretionary communication of ideas, suggestions, and concerns. Despite an increasing number of studies looking at how leaders affect voice behavior, a more nuanced understanding of the antecedent, mediating, and boundary conditions in the link between leadership and employee voice is needed. We bring together five empirical papers that (1) outline antecedent conditions of why some leaders solicit voice while others do not (i.e., informal status and employee mobility), (2) specify the necessary leader behaviors with a focus on communication (e.g., collective language) and its mediators, (3) point to boundary conditions in the link between leadership and voice (e.g., when leader liking impedes voice). We draw on a diverse set of studies that provide insight across different field (e.g., health care, R&D teams) and experimental settings. Prof. Elizabeth Morrison, a pioneer in the study of employee voice, will serve as the discussant to lead an interactive group discussion and outline a future research agenda to advance our understanding of voice and its meaning for organizational effectiveness.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2016 Academy of Management
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2022 11:00
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:58

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