Campus Units

Management

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Encyclopedia of management theory

Volume

1

First Page

76

Last Page

80

Abstract

People differ from one another in many ways, and these individual differences matter for management theory and practice. The Big Five personality traits (also called the five-factor model of personality) describe five of the most crucial differences between people. An enormous body of research has conclusively established the importance of these five personality dimensions to major topics in management, such as job performance, motivation, leadership, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and strategy. This entry discusses the meaning of the Big Five traits, briefly reviews their history, and highlights their importance for a variety of management topics.

Comments

This book chapter is published as Anderson, M. H. 2013. Big Five personality dimensions. In E. H. Kessler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Management Theory (pp. 76-80), Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/encyclopedia-of-management-theory/book235986. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Sage reference

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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