Abstract

Leadership is one of the most important factors in organizational success. Innovation is another of most important factors in organizational success. Leaders play a pivotal role in the innovation capabilities of organizations. One of the most important areas in Leadership Studies (LS) is the association between leadership style and the firm's innovation performance, but a lack of understanding and consensus still remains as a major issue. This research aims to address the research gap by reviewing the empirical literature and determining how the ambidextrous leadership (transactional and transformational) styles in top level U.S. management (CEOs) are related with firm ambidextrous innovation (exploitative and exploratory) performance in ambidextrous US firms. This research employs a survey instrument, based on established research, to employees of U.S. companies and ask them about their perception of their respective CEO's and the degree of innovation in their firm. We control for variables such as organizational size and how long they have been in operation. Ultimately, leadership has often been seen as a linear model and often based on one style of leadership, however we seek to understand when certain types of leadership can help over other types for particular types of innovation, and how certain types of innovation may call for certain types of leadership.

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Graduation Date

2021

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Elshennawy, Ahmad

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

Degree Program

Industrial Engineering

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008682;DP0025413

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0025413

Language

English

Release Date

August 2021

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

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