This qualitative research aims to elaborate on the concept of abusive supervision and understand the dynamics, antecedents, cost and consequences of abusive supervision through a literature review of previous studies from 2000 to 2023. The second objective, of this research to carried out the review of previous literature from the areas of abusive supervision, destructive leadership and deviant workplace behavior to identify the gap for future research. In addition, the paper also aims to provide an understanding and guidelines to researchers, managers and practitioners on the topic of abusive supervision and allied areas. This qualitative study is based on the secondary source of data collected from various journals and websites through Web of Science, Google Scholar and Scopus. This paper contributes to the emerging literature on abusive supervision by identifying key trends in emerging research and edging the outlines of empirical studies to prepare their research framework.
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