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Strategic leadership and executive innovation influence: an international multi‐cluster comparative study


  • Detelin S. Elenkov
  • William Judge
  • Peter Wright


This study investigates the relationship of strategic leadership behaviors with executive innovation influence and the moderating effects of top management team (TMT)'s tenure heterogeneity and social culture on that relationship. Using survey data from six countries comprising three social cultures, strategic leadership behaviors were found to have a strong positive relationship with executive influence on both product–market and administrative innovations. In addition, TMT tenure heterogeneity moderated the relationship of strategic leadership behaviors with executive innovation influence for both types of innovation, while social culture moderated that relationship only in the case of administrative innovation. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Detelin S. Elenkov & William Judge & Peter Wright, 2005. "Strategic leadership and executive innovation influence: an international multi‐cluster comparative study," Strategic Management Journal, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 26(7), pages 665-682, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:stratm:v:26:y:2005:i:7:p:665-682
    DOI: 10.1002/smj.469

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