Tamara Friedrich

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Dr. Tamara Friedrich is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Warwick Business School. Her primary research interests fall into the broad categories of creativity and leadership, however much of her recent research falls into the intersection of these two areas. For instance, she has studied how organizational leaders may initiate, support, and sustain innovative efforts through hiring, performance management, and creating a climate for creativity. She has also conducted research on leadership in a collective context and how leadership is influenced by the social environment around them. Her work has appeared in several books and journals, including The Leadership Quarterly, Creativity Research Journal, and Human Resource Management Review.

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Research Themes

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation

Biography

Dr. Tamara Friedrich is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Warwick Business School. Her primary research interests fall into the broad categories of creativity and leadership, however much of her recent research falls into the intersection of these two areas. For instance, she has studied how organizational leaders may initiate, support, and sustain innovative efforts through hiring, performance management, and creating a climate for creativity. She has also conducted research on leadership in a collective context and how leadership is influenced by the social environment around them. Her work has appeared in several books and journals, including The Leadership Quarterly, Creativity Research Journal, and Human Resource Management Review.

She is a member of the Innovation Caucus which aims to provide evidence-based support to policy makers and practitioners in the UK. She has worked on several research grants with different funding agencies including the NIH, US Army Research Institute and the US Department of Defense. She has given invited talks on creativity and leadership to local schools and business groups such as the City Womens Network and the Leamington Business Forum, and organisations such as Optum UK and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

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