BSc (Honours), MA , PhD

Department of Business Strategy and Innovation

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Brad Jackson is a Professor of Social Innovation and Program Director of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management within the Griffith Business School. Brad also serves as Program Lead for Collaborative Leadership for the Policy Innovation Hub

Prior to joining Griffith in March 2018, Brad was Professor of Public and Community Leadership at Victoria University of Wellington where he was the former Head of School of Government and Head of School of Management.  At the University of Auckland Business School, he was Co-Director of the New Zealand Leadership Institute and the Fletcher Building Education Trust Chair in Leadership.

Brad has published seven books—Management Gurus and Management Fashions, The Hero Manager, Organisational Behaviour in New Zealand, A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership,  Demystifying Business Celebrity and Revitalising Leadership and The Board as the Nexus of Leadership and Governance. He has also co-edited the Sage Handbook of Leadership and Major Works in Leadership. He is a former co-editor of the journal, Leadership, and the former Vice-Chair of the Akina Foundation and the International Leadership Association.

Brad's current research explores the inter-relationship between leadership and governance practices in promoting and sustaining social innovation and the application of place-based approaches to foster cross-sectoral leadership development and education.

Research expertise

  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Social Innovation

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