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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2020, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (9): 1437-1453.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2020.01437

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The influence mechanism of narcissistic leadership on the formation process of team creativity: A multi-perspective study

LI Mingze, YE Huili, ZHANG Guanglei()   

  1. School of Management, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
  • Received:2019-12-27 Online:2020-09-15 Published:2020-07-24
  • Contact: ZHANG Guanglei


Narcissism leadership is a common phenomenon in organizations. It is important to study whether narcissistic leaders can effectively integrate knowledge in their teams to foster creativity. Draw on the review of the existing research, we adopted the aggregation, process, and social network perspectives to comprehensively clarify the influence of narcissism leadership on team creativity. Specifically, the perspective of aggregation emphasizes the important role of individual creativity in the development of team creativity, the perspective of process emphasizes that the interaction among team members is critical in enhancing team creativity, and the perspective of social network focuses on the team members’ relative positions as well as their internal and external relations. These three perspectives complemented each other to clarify the mechanisms and boundary conditions of the relationship between narcissism leadership and team creativity. This study provides implications regarding the intervention strategies for work teams that are managed by narcissistic leaders.

Key words: narcissistic leadership, aggregation, process, social networks, team creativity

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