Two Essays on Rotational Supervision

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This dissertation comprises two essays on the topic of rotational supervision. Essay 1 is a conceptual paper introducing rotational supervision, a form of pluralistic leadership in which a team of front-line supervisors rotate responsibility for daily supervisory functions. This essay also introduces a theoretical model explaining the process of between-supervisor performance crossover, a situation in which one supervisor's job performance influences the job performance of a second supervisor, and moderators of performance crossover strength. Essay 2 comprises a descriptive qualtative study in which I interviewed 24 front-line restaurant workers to discover how between-supervisor differences influence subordinates. My data revealed six categories of differences and that these differences can manifest as both job demands and job resources.


University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation. July 2020. Major: Business Administration. Advisor: Michelle Duffy. 1 computer file (PDF); x, 115 pages.

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Adair, Elizabeth. (2020). Two Essays on Rotational Supervision. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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