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Creativity and leadership in science, technology and innovation.

Edited book
Authors Sven Hemlin
Carl Martin Allwood
Ben R Martin
Michael D Mumford
ISBN 978-0-415-83484-1.
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication New York
Publication year 2013
Published at Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI)
Language en
Keywords creativity, leadership, science, technology, innovation
Subject categories Psychology, Applied Psychology

Abstract

Leadership is vital to creativity and successful innovation in groups and organizations; leadership is however seldom studied in the academic literature as a creativity driver. One reason for the lack of attention paid to leadership’s effect on creativity may be the common belief that creativity cannot and should not be managed. Creative individuals and groups are regarded as, and indeed often are, autonomous and self-driving. From this belief the erroneous conclusion is drawn that there is no need for leadership in creative environments and situations. The better conclusion, proposed by this book, is that leadership not only stimulates creativity, but that such a leadership in the science, technology, and innovation fields should specifically possess at least two features: a) expertise in the field(s), and b) an ability to create, support, and encourage individuals, groups, and creative knowledge environments.

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