publication . Article . 2017

Relational knowledge leadership and local economic development

Lummina Horlings; Chris Collinge; John Gibney;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017
This paper concerns the role of spatial leadership in the development of the knowledge-based economy. It is argued within academic and practitioner circles that leadership of knowledge networks requires a particular non-hierarchical style that is required to establish an ambience conducive to networking and knowledge sharing across boundaries. In this paper, we explore this hypothesis at both theoretical and empirical levels. Theoretically, we propose a conceptualization of relational knowledge leadership, which is ‘nomadic’ in its capacity to travel across multiple scales and cross sectoral, thematic and geographical boundaries. We have operationalized this...
free text keywords: knowledge-based economy, leadership, policy, regional development, urban development, Social psychology, Neuroleadership, Transformational leadership, Leadership studies, Servant leadership, Public relations, business.industry, business, Shared leadership, Sociology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Transactional leadership, Leadership style
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