Opening the Black Box

The Role of Personality and Anger in Executives’ Decision Making and Leadership

  • Rebekka Sputtek

About this book


Rebekka Sputtek sheds light upon the question of how the personality and emotional traits of executives influence their decision making and leadership behavior. While recent strategic management research has started to recognize the relevance of an executive's personality traits as antecedents of organizational outcomes, this stream has called for a more fine-grained clarification of the psychological processes underlying executive decision making. In order to contribute to the understanding of these processes, a holistic model integrating the role of an expedient set of personality variables and anger in executive’s decision making comprehensiveness as well as authenticity of transformational leadership is developed.

Authors and affiliations

  • Rebekka Sputtek
    • 1
  1. 1.St. GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2012
  • Publisher Name Gabler Verlag
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-3924-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-3925-8
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