Leader culpability, hopelessness, and learning during organizational crises

Sarah Kovoor-Misra, Paul Olk
Leadership & Organization Development Journal,Vol. 33 Issue 8, Pages: 990-1011
The purpose of this paper is to investigate followers judgments of leader culpability and learning during a crisis, and the extent to which judgments of culpability create hopelessness and reduce crisis learning. The authors also study factors that moderate these relationships.