Social Innovation Is a Team Sport: Combining Top-Down and Shared Leadership for Social Innovation

Craig L. Pearce, Daan van Knippenberg

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Leading social innovation is challenging. Creating enduring social innovation requires navigating the tension of simultaneously engaging top-down and shared leadership. We outline the crux of the challenge and provide key takeaways and practical advice for the tandem deployment of top-down and shared leadership for social innovation success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBusiness and Society
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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