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Rethinking Leadership in Drug Discovery

Billy, Christine and Koch, Guido and Widmer, Hans and von Krogh, Georg and Erden, Zeynep and Schneider, Andreas (2012) Rethinking Leadership in Drug Discovery. Drug Discovery Today, 17 (23/24). pp. 1258-1262. ISSN 1359-6446

Abstract

Great efforts have been dedicated to rebuilding the engines of pharmaceutical research and development (R&D). However, one potential area of improvement has received limited attention in the literature and practice, namely leadership. In this article, we enrich the traditional views of leadership, which consider leadership a responsibility of a few centrally placed authorities, with the concept of distributed leadership. Distributed leadership reflects a group-based capability driven by everyday activities and the key scientific questions at hand. We identify three leadership challenges faced by R&D teams that could be addressed by distributed leadership. Furthermore, we provide some suggestions on how to foster distributed leadership in drug discovery projects.

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Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 13:14
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 13:14
URI: https://oak.novartis.com/id/eprint/7067

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