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Introduction

  • Chris O’Riordan
  • Felicity Kelliher
  • Patrick C. Flood
  • Malcolm Higgs
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Abstract

In Chap.  1, the scene for the book is set and the relevance of the concept of the “outsider” in today’s world is briefly explained. The authors outline the thinking behind their work, the focus being on “outsider leaders” in business. Although this topic has given rise to a number of interesting and important questions around such aspects as the implications of being an outsider, the potential benefits for organisations and the challenges to be faced, it has not yet been fully explored. In this regard, the introduction explains how the authors of this book have sought to further the knowledge of this contemporary topic through their research.

References

  1. King, A. 2002. The Outsider as Political Leader: The Case of Margaret Thatcher. British Journal of Political Science 32 (3): 435–454.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Mukunda, G. 2012. Great Leaders Don’t Need Experience. Harvard Business Review, October, 30–31.Google Scholar

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© The Author(s) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris O’Riordan
    • 1
  • Felicity Kelliher
    • 1
  • Patrick C. Flood
    • 2
  • Malcolm Higgs
    • 3
  1. 1.School of BusinessWaterford Institute of TechnologyWaterfordIreland
  2. 2.DCU Business SchoolDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  3. 3.Hull University Business SchoolUniversity of HullHullUK

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