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Assessing public leadership styles for innovation: A comparison of Copenhagen, Rotterdam and Barcelona

Publikation: Forskning - peer reviewTidsskriftartikel

Lykke Margot Ricard, Jenny M Lewis, Erik Hans Klijn, Tamyko Ysa

This article explores which leadership qualities public managers regard as important for public innovation. It is based on a survey of 365 senior public managers in Copenhagen, Rotterdam and Barcelona. Five perspectives on leadership were identified and tested using a number of items. Some of these proved to be more robust than others. Analysis of the three cities reveals a nuanced set of leadership styles, which include a transformational style, and one that is more dedicated to motivating employees, risk-taking and including others in decision-making. This suggests the need for more research on leadership and public-sector innovation
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPublic Management Review
Vol/bindVolume 19
TidsskriftsnummerIssue 2
Sider (fra-til)134-156
ISSN1471-9037
StatusUdgivet - 1 nov. 2017

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