publication . Book . 2014

A bottom-up perspective on leadership of collaborative innovation in the public sector:The social construction of leadership for disadvantaged city districts in The City of Copenhagen

Hansen, Jesper Rohr;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Aalborg Universitetsforlag
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
The thesis investigates how new forms of public leadership can contribute to solving complex problems in today’s welfare societies through innovation. A bottom-up type of leadership for collaborative innovation addressing wicked problems is theorised, displaying a social constructive process approach to leadership; a theoretical model emphasises that leadership emerges through social processes of recognition. Leadership is recognised by utilising the uncertainty of a wicked problem and innovation to influence collaborators’ sensemaking processes. The empirical setting is the City of Copenhagen in which a strategy- and policy-making process is launched by a handf...
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