The Leader–Member Relationship at the Core of Innovation Development: Member Perceptions, Positions, and Expectations

  • Jérôme Barrand
  • Pierre-Yves Sanséau
  • Guillaume Ferrante
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


This chapter looks into the specific issue of managing leader-member exchange in the context of innovation development. Starting out on the basis of topic-centered literature content, we aimed to pinpoint the drivers and challenges involved in the leader–member relationship in innovation-oriented settings at a high-tech firm in the semiconductors industry. Our assertions are organized into three sections. Part one begins with a review of the innovation management literature before honing in on relational management as a factor of innovation success. Part two sets out the research problem, contours the context, and details the methodology employed. Part three presents our analysis of the results.


Innovation Process Innovation Management Innovation Development Corporate Group Innovative Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jérôme Barrand
    • 1
  • Pierre-Yves Sanséau
    • 1
  • Guillaume Ferrante
    • 1
  1. 1.Management and Behaviors DepartmentGrenoble Ecole de ManagementGrenobleFrance

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