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Dark Leadership & the Influence on Diversity

27 March 2019

I am looking for startup leaders with at least one employee to participate in my dark leader startup survey. The survey supports research into dark leadership i.e. exhibition of narcissism, Machiavellian and psychopathy traits and the potential influence on diversity within startups. This is an MBA research project and your contribution may help develop emergent theory in an area that requires more academic debate.


  • Startup leader
  • UK based
  • Ideally with at least 1 employee or with future aspirations of growth and future employer

Take part in this study


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Roehampton University Ethics approval process

About the researcher

I am completing an MBA research project and would like to extend academic discussions on dark leadership and the influence on diversity within startups

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