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Enhancing process innovations: the role of cognitions, and power-based leadership


  • Diana Eva Krause


This study focuses on innovation-related cognitions and behaviours of middle managers during process innovations in small and medium-sized organisations. It describes how different forms of power-based leadership (reward power and coercive power) employed by a supervisor vis-a-vis a middle manager affect the middle manager's innovation-related cognitions, and behaviours. The hypotheses were tested on a sample of middle managers from different German organisations belonging to various sectors. The central arguments were supported by analyses of variance, correlations, and regression analyses.

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  • Diana Eva Krause, 2011. "Enhancing process innovations: the role of cognitions, and power-based leadership," International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 3(3), pages 212-230.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijeven:v:3:y:2011:i:3:p:212-230

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