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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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SANTOS, Mariana Marques dos; PORTO, Juliana Barreiros  and  BORGES-ANDRADE, Jairo Eduardo. Leadership: literature review and comparison with foreign production. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.4, pp. 1750-1757. ISSN 1984-6657.

The objective of this paper is to propose guidelines to a national leadership research agenda, through a synthesis of Brazilian scientific production and comparison with foreign literature. A semi-systematic review was conducted, including the most recent empirical papers published in national journals. Fifty-two articles, published in nineteen psychology and a dministration journals, between 1996 and 2018, were analyzed. Results indicate that the Brazilian articles often fail to express the definitions of leadership that they used. The wider definitions of the construct and more complex and sophisticated models were incorporated. These problems promote the proliferation of non-theoretical studies that make little contribution to the comprehension of leadership in the Brazilian context. In addition, the need to expand methodological rigor is identified, especially concerning bias control and measurement selection. The reduction of these gaps is pointed as a guideline for a national research agenda.

Keywords : leadership; organizational behavior; literature review.

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