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Charalampos Mainemelis

Professor of Organizational Behavior B.Sc., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; MBA, University of San Francisco; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Charalampos (Babis) Mainemelis is Professor of Organizational Behavior at Alba Graduate Business School. Since 2004 he has been Visiting Professor at Porto Business School. From 2001 to 2009 he was Assistant Professor at London Business School, where he still teaches occasionally. His research focuses on creativity and its relations with leadership, learning, play, time, and deviance. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Research in Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, Journal of Management Inquiry, Creativity Research Journal, and the Journal of Organizational Change Management. His research has been widely profiled in the popular press, including the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Forbes, and Kathimerini. He is the recipient of Academy of Management Review's Best Article Award (2010) and Outstanding Reviewer Award (2009 and 2014), and finalist of Academy of Management Annals's Best Article Award (2015). Professor Mainemelis has delivered graduate courses, executive education seminars, and public speeches in the USA, UK, South Africa, South Korea, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Greece, Portugal, France, Serbia, Netherlands, and Denmark. At Alba, his “Creativity & Innovation” course was co-awarded the 2015 MBA Innovation Award by the Association of MBAs. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Creative Education Foundation and the European Group for Organizational Studies. He served as Director of the SEV Center of Excellence in Creative Leadershio for the period 2018-2021 .

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Mainemelis, C., Epitropaki, O., & Kark, R. (Eds., 2018). Creative Leadership: Contexts and Prospects. New York: Routledge.

Lin, B., Mainemelis, C., & Kark, R. (2016). Leaders's responses to creative deviance: Differential effects on subsequent creative deviance and creative performance. Leadership Quarterly, 27, 4: 537-556.

Mainemelis, C., Nolas, SM., & Tsirogianni, S. (2016). Surviving a boundaryless creative career: The case of Oscar-nominated film directors, 1967-2014. Journal of Management Inquiry, 25, 3: 262-285.

Mainemelis, C., Kark, R., & Epitropaki, O. (2015). Creative leadership: A multi-context conceptualization. Academy of Management Annals, 9, 1: 393-482.

Mainemelis, C. (2010). Stealing fire: Creative deviance in the evolution of new ideas. Academy of Management Review, 35, 4: 558-578.

Mainemelis, C., & Ronson, S. (2006). Ideas are born in fields of play: Towards a theory of play and creativity in organizational settings. Research in Organizational Behavior, 27: 81-131.

Mainemelis, C., (2001). When the muse takes it all: A model for the experience of timelessness in organizations. Academy of Management Review, 26, 4: 548-565.


Best Article Award Finalist, Academy of Management Annals, 2015

MBA Innovation Award, Association of MBAs, 2015

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Manegement Review, 2014

Best Article Award Winner, Academy of Management Review, 2010

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Manegement Review, 2009

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