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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2014, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (3): 474-481.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00474

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Integrating Leadership: A Trickle-down Model of Leadership

XUE Huijuan;YANG Jing   

  1. (College of Economics and Management, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou 310018, China)
  • Received:2013-07-29 Online:2014-03-15 Published:2014-03-15
  • Contact: XUE Huijuan


Trickle-down model is newly developed approach in leadership areas, which examines how leaders’ behaviors and their cognition trickle-down from upper-level leaders to lower-level followers. By exploring the systematic effects of multilevel leadership, the model fills the gap of prior studies which focus on single-level leadership. It is necessary to systematically summarize the definition, characteristics, theoretical foundations, effects and future research of trickle-down model in leadership areas, which will contribute to integrating leadership and broadening our understanding of Chinese leadership.

Key words: trickle-down model, leadership, multilevel, system