2 On the Relationship Between Creative Leadership and Contextual Variability

Charalampos Mainemelis


Twelve years ago, Porter and McLaughlin (2006: 559) revisited a long-standing question about research on leadership in organizations:

Leadership in organizations does not take place in a vacuum. It takes place in organizational contexts. The key issue, therefore, is whether, and to what extent, the organizational context has been front and center in recent leadership literature. That is, does a relative void still exist in the research literature on the impact of the organizational context on leadership?

Searching for an empirical answer, Porter and McLaughlin analyzed 373 articles about leadership published in 21 major journals ...

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