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Leading organizational innovation

Leading organizational innovation

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2020) Leading organizational innovation. Effective Executive, XXIII (2). pp. 12-30. ISSN 0972-5172

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Immediate, longer-term and potentially game-changing challenges, related public and other stakeholder concerns, and Government interventions require and/or demand rapid changes of behaviour and transition to different models of organization, operation, business and governance. Innovation is required in the nature, characteristics, purposes, priorities and strategies of organizations and their processes, activities and relationships with stakeholders. Directors and boards have both immediate and longer-term issues to address. This article explores many of the questions and matters they need to consider when leading innovation if it is to result in more flexible, inclusive, resilient, responsive, responsible and supportive organizations and create a simpler, healthier and more fulfilling and sustainable future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Effective Executive, a quarterly peer reviewed journal of IUP (ISSN 0972-5172). This article draws upon a Theme Paper prepared by the author for the 30th World Congress on Leadership for Business Excellence and Innovation which is organized by India’s Institute of Directors (
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership, innovation, organisational innovation, organizational innovation, agility, flexibility, adaptability, resilience, responsiveness, responsibility, stakeolders, corporate purpose, boards of directors, incremental improvement, transformation, design principles, new business models, directors, corporate boards, corporate priorities, organisational transformation, sustainability, sustainable development goals, SDGs, risk, risk management, non-executive directors, environment, ESG investment, ethical innovation, trust, responsible innovation, responsible leadership, organisational strategy, alignment, climate change, corporate visions, innovation priorities, innovation strategies, Covid-19, pandemic, financing innovation, digital innovation, technological innovation, AI, digital governance, global warming, economic growth, social innovation, risk appetite, risk managers, risk registers, governance, corporate governance, culture, corporate culture, stakeholder involvement, stakeholder management, stakeholder support, corporate purpose, board support
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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