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Dr Tamara Friedrich

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Research Interests

Individual and team-level creative problem solving, climate for creativity, human resources processes that foster innovation, collective leadership, the impact of social factors on leadership behaviour, teams in ambiguous contexts

Applied & Organisational Psychology Research Network, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Dr. Tamara Friedrich is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Warwick Business School. She received her MS (2007) and PhD (2010) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and her BA (2005) in Psychology and Managerial Studies from Rice University. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business Administration at Savannah State University where she co-founded and served as the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ACE Center). She has worked on a number of research grants with several funding agencies in the USA including the NIH, Army Research Institute and the Department of Defense. Additionally, she has advised budding and established entrepreneurs through organizations such as The Entrepreneurs? Organization, NFTE, and the Creative Coast in Savannah, Georgia.

Her primary research interests fall into the broad categories of innovation 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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  • Yammarino, F. J., Mumford, M. D., Vessey, W. B., Friedrich, T. L., Ruark, G. A. and Brunner, J. M. (2014) "Collective leadership measurement for the U.S. Army"

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