Leadership is a field of study that seeks to advance the theory and practice of developing leaders to improve organizational practices and social well-being. The Leadership Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Leadership scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
The field brings a multi-disciplinary perspective including psychology, management, sociology, political science, economics, history, etc. to investigate the role of leadership in various social, organizational, educational, and cultural contexts. SSRN and the Leadership Research Network (LRN) provide researchers and practitioners a place to connect, discuss, and share ideas and inquiries on leadership research.