Advances in Economics and Business Vol. 4(12), pp. 651 - 656
DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2016.041203
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Operating Companies as Collaborative Communities for Emergent Innovation

Moses Yonggwan Park *
Faculty of Business Management, Osaka Sangyo University, Japan


Drawing upon an analytical framework, interviews, and a questionnaire survey, this study explores the reasons for necessity to operate companies as collaborative communities for implementing emergent innovation and the ways in which associate-centered leadership facilitates emergent innovation and helps organizations respond to turbulent conditions. Associate-centered leadership is the method, process, or capacity of influencing associates to achieve the group mission and vision by providing a context in which all associates can demonstrate their abilities. Unlike the prevailing leader-centered power model, associate-centered leaders encourage associates to question premises grounded in old experiences, assumptions, and beliefs. Leaders in an associate-centered model create visions and wisdom, serve, facilitate, moderate, make peace, and express thanks.

Collaborative Community, Associate-centered Leadership, Emergent Innovation

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Moses Yonggwan Park . "Operating Companies as Collaborative Communities for Emergent Innovation." Advances in Economics and Business 4.12 (2016) 651 - 656. doi: 10.13189/aeb.2016.041203.