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Leadership in Mammalian Societies: Emergence, Distribution, Power, and Payoff

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, November 2015
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10 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
48 X users
facebook
1 Facebook page
googleplus
9 Google+ users

Citations

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119 Dimensions

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321 Mendeley
Title
Leadership in Mammalian Societies: Emergence, Distribution, Power, and Payoff
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, November 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2015.09.013
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Authors

Jennifer E. Smith, Sergey Gavrilets, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Paul L. Hooper, Claire El Mouden, Daniel Nettle, Christoph Hauert, Kim Hill, Susan Perry, Anne E. Pusey, Mark van Vugt, Eric Alden Smith

Abstract

Leadership is an active area of research in both the biological and social sciences. This review provides a transdisciplinary synthesis of biological and social-science views of leadership from an evolutionary perspective, and examines patterns of leadership in a set of small-scale human and non-human mammalian societies. We review empirical and theoretical work on leadership in four domains: movement, food acquisition, within-group conflict mediation, and between-group interactions. We categorize patterns of variation in leadership in five dimensions: distribution (across individuals), emergence (achieved versus inherited), power, relative payoff to leadership, and generality (across domains). We find that human leadership exhibits commonalities with and differences from the broader mammalian pattern, raising interesting theoretical and empirical issues.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Senegal 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 309 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 74 23%
Student > Master 51 16%
Researcher 34 11%
Student > Bachelor 32 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 7%
Other 52 16%
Unknown 57 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 101 31%
Psychology 36 11%
Social Sciences 28 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 21 7%
Environmental Science 15 5%
Other 51 16%
Unknown 69 21%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 138. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 April 2022.
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#305,815
of 25,706,302 outputs
Outputs from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#147
of 3,222 outputs
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#4,291
of 298,101 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#3
of 53 outputs
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