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dc.date.accessioned2020-02-07T10:41:14Z
dc.date.available2020-02-07T10:41:14Z
dc.date.issued2019-10
dc.identifierdoi:10.17170/kobra-20200129969
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11452
dc.description.sponsorshipDFG (RO 4647/3-1)
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectleadershipeng
dc.subjectinnovationeng
dc.subjectambidextrous leadershipeng
dc.subjectopening leader behavioreng
dc.subjectclosing leader behavioreng
dc.subjectcreativityeng
dc.subjectimplementationeng
dc.subjectinnovation requirementseng
dc.subjectflexibilityeng
dc.subject.ddc150
dc.titleLeading for innovation: an empirical analysis of ambidextrous leadershipeng
dc.typeDissertation
dcterms.abstractThis dissertation investigates leadership in innovation processes. Based on ambidexterity theory, the focus is on the contradictory aspects of creativity and implementation within the innovation process and how leaders can support employees in addressing them. More specifically, this dissertation takes a within-process perspective looking at the influences of leader behaviors depending on different situations within the innovation process. The ambidextrous leadership model provides concrete leader behaviors defined to address the specifics of the innovation process. Thus, the relevance of these specific leader behaviors for the innovation process, i.e. opening and closing leader behaviors, is examined. Furthermore, the flexible adaptation of ambidextrous leader behaviors and the alignment of leader and follower behaviors with situational requirements of creativity and implementation is investigated. Three dissertation studies are described including a longitudinal field study across six weeks as well as two experimental designs manipulating leadership in the laboratory. The results emphasize the relevance of opening and closing leader behavior for leadership in innovation processes. Furthermore, it has been found that the alignment of leader and follower behaviors with situational requirements of creativity and implementation leads to higher innovation performance. Unfortunately, evidence for the flexible adaptation of ambidextrous leader behaviors was not provided. Nonetheless, this might be due to operationalizations of the flexibility component disregarding the alignment of leader behaviors with situational requirements. This dissertation adds to our understanding of leadership for innovation, because the within-process perspective for innovation is emphasized and provides evidence for the relevance of situational requirements of creativity and implementation. These aspects need to be considered by leaders to reach successful innovations.eng
dcterms.accessRightsopen access
dcterms.creatorGerlach, Friederike Schwantje
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-12-18
dcterms.extent157 Seiten
dc.contributor.corporatenameKassel, Universität Kassel, Fachbereich Humanwissenschaften, Institut für Psychologie
dc.contributor.refereeRosing, Katharina (Jun.-Prof. Dr.)
dc.contributor.refereeOhly, Sandra ( Prof. Dr.)
dc.contributor.refereeGielnik, Michael (Prof. Dr.)
dc.relation.issupplementedbyMaterial of the experimental set-up in the appendix
dc.relation.projectidDFG (RO 4647/3-1)
dc.subject.swdBeidhändigkeitger
dc.subject.swdFlexibilitätger
dc.subject.swdFührungger
dc.subject.swdInnovationsmanagementger
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