Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.07.014
Title: Explaining the heterogeneity of the leadership-innovation relationship: Ambidextrous leadership
Authors: Rosing, K.
Frese, M. 
Bausch, A.
Keywords: Ambidexterity
Flexibility
Innovation
Leadership
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Rosing, K., Frese, M., Bausch, A. (2011). Explaining the heterogeneity of the leadership-innovation relationship: Ambidextrous leadership. Leadership Quarterly 22 (5) : 956-974. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.07.014
Abstract: The authors review and meta-analytically integrate the existing literature on leadership and innovation to show a complex and inconsistent picture of this relationship. Current research has mostly neglected the complex nature of innovation processes that leads to changing requirements within these processes. The main requirements of innovation are exploration and exploitation as well as a flexibility to switch between those two activities. The authors propose an ambidexterity theory of leadership for innovation that specifies two complementary sets of leadership behavior that foster exploration and exploitation in individuals and teams - opening and closing leader behaviors, respectively. We call this ambidextrous leadership because it utilizes opening and closing leader behaviors and switches between them to deal with the ever-changing requirements of the innovation process. Routes to ambidextrous leadership and opportunities for future research on leadership and innovation are discussed. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
Source Title: Leadership Quarterly
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/44547
ISSN: 10489843
DOI: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.07.014
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