The "Outsider" Leader in Business: Towards a Greater Understanding

Felicity Kelliher

Waterford Institute of Technology

Felicity is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Waterford Institute of Technology and Professor of Innovation (Partner Faculty) at Shanghai University China. She is co-chair of the RIKON research group ( with a specialism in management capability development in SMEs.


While business leadership is widely explored, the concept of the "outsider" leader has received limited coverage. This is surprising as research affirms the value of an outside perspective and the need for... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Chris O' Riordan (Waterford Institute of Technology)
  2. Felicity Kelliher (Waterford Institute of Technology)
  3. Patrick C. Flood (Dublin City University)
  4. Malcolm Higgs (Southampton University Business School)

Topic Area

Organisational Behaviour and Change


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