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Leadership Style and Behaviour, Employee Knowledge-Sharing and Innovation Probability

Sheehan, Maura



Helen Shipton

Pawan Budhwar

Paul Sparrow

Alan Brown


The importance of innovation for sustained national and firm competitiveness is widely acknowledged by scholars, practitioners and policymakers (Cho & Pucik, 2005; OECD, 2012). Firms with higher levels of innovation will be more successful in responding to changing environments of deepening globalisation, increased competitiveness, rapid technological change and shorter product life cycles (Manso, 2011; Rosenblatt, 2011) and in developing new capabilities that will allow them to achieve better performance (Montes et al., 2004). Highly innovative firms ensure that a broad range of employees are involved with innovation and recognise the importance of employee-driven innovation (Høyrup, 2012). Such firms are also likely to have leaders with behaviours that are conducive to enhancing employee-driven innovation, of which knowledge-sharing is likely to be critical (Mumford et al., 2002).


Sheehan, M. (2016). Leadership Style and Behaviour, Employee Knowledge-Sharing and Innovation Probability. In H. Shipton, P. Budhwar, P. Sparrow, & A. Brown (Eds.), London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Publication Date 2016
Deposit Date Feb 18, 2020
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Pages 179-196
ISBN 9781349563074
Keywords Foreign Direct Investment, Human Resource Management, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Style, Strategic Management Journal
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