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Citations of Excellence Award

David HendersonA paper co-authored by Dr David Henderson in The Leadership Quarterly and titled "Servant leadership: development of a multidimensional measure and multi-level assessment" recently received a prestigious Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Award for 2012.

These distinguished annual awards recognise the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world. This year's awards were selected from papers published in 2008 as papers need at least three years to accumulate citation data. With 15,000 article abstracts added to the Emerald Management Reviews database annually, receiving a Citation of Excellence is an extraordinary achievement and represents one of the highest accolades that an author can achieve.

The award-winning paper seeks to better understand servant leadership - which stresses personal integrity and serving others, including employees, customers, and communities. It focuses on a servant leadership measure that was created by identifying 9 dimensions. Relevant items were then developed and subjected to factor analysis with a sample of 298 students, resulting in a 7-factor solution. The results suggest that servant leadership is a multidimensional construct and at the individual level makes a unique contribution beyond transformational leadership and leader-member exchange (LMX) in explaining community citizenship behaviours, in-role performance, and organisational commitment. 

This is the 2nd year in a row a member of the Department has received an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence Award as Dr Fei Qin received an award in 2011 for her co-authored paper "Does monitoring improve labor standards? Lessons from Nike" published in Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

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Published: 20 August 2012