Transformational leadership at different phases of the innovation process

David A. Waldman, Bernard M. Bass

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This article presents a conceptual depiction of the importance of transformational leadership at different phases of the innovation process. The two themes of nurturant and persistent leadership are linked with transformational leadership theory. They are then used as a basis for understanding the role of leadership behavior in successful innovations. Research possibilities and potential implications are presented regarding the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-180
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of High Technology Management Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Marketing
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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