The primary goal of The Leadership of the Extreme and Dangerous for Innovative Results (LEADIR) study is to examine ideological organizations using theory and methods that are typically applied to more conventional, for-profit organizations. For example, we know from organizational psychology that leadership and organizational structure are explicitly tied to organizational performance, but to date these concepts have been given limited attention in the domain of violent groups.
Ligon, Gina, and Daniel Harris, Mackenzie Harms, JoDee Friedly. 2013. "The Organization and Leadership of Violence." August 26. http://start.umd.edu/pubs/START_OrganizationandLeadershipofViolence_Res….