Leadership and innovation: Relations between leadership, individual characteristics and the functioning of R&D teams

  • Stoker J
  • Looise J
  • Fisscher O
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Abstract

The main focus of this paper is the functioning of R&D teams, the role of the team leader and the characteristics of individual team members. After a brief overview of recent literature on leadership and innovation, some research results are presented from a study of leadership in self-managing teams; these teams have a number of characteristics in common with R&D teams, such as dependent tasks and job autonomy. The results lead to an integrated model for the effective functioning of R&D teams, with a focus on the relations between leadership behaviour, individual characteristics, team functioning and outcome variables.

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  • Individual characteristics
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Teams

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