AbstractsLaw & Legal Studies

A study of enabling creativity and innovation through excellence in managerial leadership in Australia

by Richard Laferriere

Institution: Swinburne University of Technology
Department: Faculty of Business and Law
Degree: PhD
Year: 2015
Keywords: Leadership; Innovation; Creativity; Management; Cultural study; Australia
Record ID: 1061197
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/395337


This thesis explores the importance of creativity and innovation enabling behaviours of Australian managers in the context of leadership excellence. The research brings together the fields of leadership, creativity, innovation and cultural study. Behaviours that enable creativity and innovation are categorised based on the primary influences on a manager's personal, managerial and organisational actions. The creativity and innovation enabling scale was tested alongside leadership behaviour categorises based on culture-specific Australian values shaping the actions of managers. The research provides insights into how managers enable creativity and innovation and how Australian culture shapes perceptions of leadership excellence in Australian managers.