Title

The Impact of Leader-member Exchange Relationships on the Performance Attributions of Sales Managers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

Publication Title

Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management

ISSN

1557-7813

Abstract

This study examines the type of relationship that exists between the sales manager and subordinate (vertical exchange status), and its impact on the sales manager's attributions about the subordinate performance, as well as subsequent responses to the subordinate. Results indicate that cadres may receive preferential consideration in explaining their performance, which then impacts the sales manager's response to the salesperson. The findings imply that sales managers should be careful in assigning attributions for performance by both cadre and hired hand salespersons.

Comments

The Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management © 1995 Taylor & Francis, Ltd.

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