Leadership, Beliefs and Coordination

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Leadership, Beliefs and Coordination

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dc.contributor.author Foss, Nicolai Juul en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:25:22Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:25:22Z
dc.date.issued 2004-03-23T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6877
dc.description.abstract Although recent economics contributions represent important strides forward in the understanding of leadership behavior, the cognitive and symbolic dimensions of the phenomenon have attracted virtually no interests from economists and game theorists. I argue that an understanding of these dimensions may be founded on coordination games, particularly to the extent that these illustrate interactive belief formation. In this context, leadership is defined as the taking of actions that coordinate the complementary actions of many people through the creation of belief conditions that (at least) substitute for common knowledge, and where these actions characteristically consists of some act of communication directed at those being led. The concept of common knowledge (or, its approximation by means of notions of common belief) is argued to be particularly important to understanding leadership. Thus, leaders may establish common knowledge conditions, and assist the coordination of strategies in this way, or make decisions in situations where coordination problems persist in spite of common knowledge. en_US
dc.format.extent 33 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries LINK Working paper;2000-10 en_US
dc.subject.other lederadfærd en_US
dc.subject.other ledelse en_US
dc.subject.other beliefs en_US
dc.title Leadership, Beliefs and Coordination en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for International Økonomi og Virksomhedsledelse
dc.contributor.departmentshort INT
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Economics and Management
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INT
dc.idnumber x656406576 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2000 en_US
dc.title.subtitle An Explorative Discussion en_US


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