Literature Review

  • Yanick Kemayou


This chapter reviews the literature on specific attitudes which can be related to the issues of social stratification and social reproduction. Attitudes have long been playing a major role in organization research. Different types of attitudes such as job attitudes, customer attitudes, or managerial attitudes have been researched from different perspectives. According to Brief (1998), job satisfaction tops the list of the most researched attitudes in the context of organizations. The present thesis focuses on managerial attitudes. There is a broad stream of research linking attitudes to actions-related outcomes. In the case of managerial attitudes, especially works related to the upper-echelon theory (Hambrick & Mason, 1984) can help to understand how the attitudes of managers can have an impact on the organizations.


Ethical Leadership Risk Attitude Socioeconomic Background Organizational Leader Organizational Outcome 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department 1 ManagementUniversität PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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