Faculty Profile

Per-Magnus Thompson

PhD Candidate - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

Biography

Per-Magnus Thompson is Clinical psychologist and consultant. He has teached at BI since 2010 and is PhD Candidate at BI since 2013.

Research areas
Leadership; Leader-follower relationships; Attachment theory.

Other areas of interest
Team and team development; Self-leadership; Motivation; Leadership development; Leadership coaching.

Publications

Thompson, Per-Magnus Moe; Glasø, Lars & Matthiesen, Stig Berge (2018)

The way I see you. Implicit followership theories explored through the lens of attachment

The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 21(2), s. 85- 105. Doi: 10.1037/mgr0000069

Building on Bowlby’s (1969/1982) attachment theory, the present study examines the relationship between leaders’ attachment style, mirroring their relational experiences with significant others, and implicit followership theories (IFTs). Drawing on the principle of schema transference, it was hypothesized that both anxious and avoidant attachment styles were related to negative IFTs. Furthermore, investigating the phenomenon of defensive projection, it was proposed that leaders’ perception of own competence level would moderate the relationship between avoidant style and the IFT facet “incompetence,” so that avoidant leaders feeling less competent at work would view followers as more incompetent than other avoidant leaders. Survey data were collected from 258 leaders in a variety of work settings. Hierarchical regression analyses supported both hypotheses. Implications for theory and practice are discussed

Thompson, Per-Magnus Moe; Glasø, Lars & Matthiesen, Stig Berge (2016)

Leader-follower dyads through the lens of attachement theory. Attachment style as a predictor of LMX

Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings Doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2016.248

Thompson, Per-Magnus Moe & Farstad, Christian Winther (2017)

Veier inn i ledelse – et livsløpsperspektiv på lederen

[Academic lecture]. Psykologikongressen 2017.

Thompson, Per-Magnus Moe; Glasø, Lars & Matthiesen, Stig Berge (2017)

THE WAY I SEE YOU. LEADERS’ ATTACHMENT STYLE AS AN ANTECEDENT TO IMPLICIT FOLLOWERSHIP THEORIES

[Academic lecture]. EAWOP Conference 2017.

Thompson, Per-Magnus; Glasø, Lars & Matthiesen, Stig Berge (2016)

LEADER-FOLLOWER DYADS THROUGH THE LENS OF ATTACHMENT THEORY. ATTACHMENT STYLE AS A PREDICTOR OF LMX

[Academic lecture]. Annual Meeting - Academy of Management 2016.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2009 Universitetet i Oslo Master Cand. Psychol.
2009 Universitetet i Oslo Master Cand. Psychol.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2013 - Present BI Norwegian Business School PhD Candidate