Theoretical Framework: Network Performance and Network Leadership

  • Susanne Ruckdäschel
Part of the Markt- und Unternehmensentwicklung Markets and Organisations book series (MAU)


Development of a comprehensive model of leadership requires depiction of three distinct levels of analysis: the leader, the followers, and the performance outcomes of this relationship. Prior studies have shown that most leadership theories can be incorporated in this model (Yukl, 1989, 2010; Hernandez, et al., 2011). Leadership is constructed through interaction, as “followers exist because of leaders and leaders exist because of followers” (Hogg, 2001, p. 185). In interaction, leaders elicit follower behaviors and depend on the cooperation of the followers, just as followers depend on the leader. Leaders and followers are closely intertwined and embedded in a common social system.


Network Performance Network Manager Network Member Leadership Behavior Network Stability 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanne Ruckdäschel
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  1. 1.Universität PassauPassauGermany

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