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Leif Denti

Senior lecturer

Leif Denti
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 1666

Room number: 538
Postal Address: Box 500, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg

Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Leif Denti


Ph. Lic in Psychology


Instructor for (1) Swedish Group Psychology, 7.5 hp, (2) Groups in the work life, 7.5 hp

Research interests

Leadership, creativity, innovation, team processes, I/O Psychology

Current research

Leif Denti is currently doing research on team leader-team member relationships (LMX-theory) in relation to team creativity and innovation. As a doctoral student, he is financed by the VINNOVA-supported project "Chefsskap för Sverige" (PI: Prof. Stefan Tengblad, University College of Skövde). Leif Denti holds a Ph. Lic. in Psychology at the University of Gothenburg. Thesis supervisors: Professor Sven Hemlin, Professor Jan Johansson Hanse.

Selected publications

Hemlin, S., Olsson, L., & Denti, L. (2013). Creativity in R&D. In K. Thomas & J. Chan (Eds.), Handbook of research on creativity (pp. 508-521). Cheltenham: Elgar.

Denti, L., & Hemlin, S. (2013). What connects leadership and creativity? The mechanisms through which leaders may influence follower and team creativity. In S. Hemlin, C. M. Allwood, B. R. Martin, & M. D. Mumford (Eds.), Creativity and Leadership in Science, Technology and Innovation (pp. 58-80). New York, NY: Routledge.

Denti, L., & Hemlin, S. (2012). Leadership and innovation in organizations: A systematic review of factors that mediate or moderate the relationship. International Journal of Innovation Management, 16, 1-20. doi: 1142/S1363919612400075.

Latest publications

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Ylva Noren Bretzer, Kristina Holmgren, Lotta Dellve, Leif Denti, Motzi Eklöf et al.
Dagens Samhälle, Newspaper article 2018
Newspaper article

Spöa upp Jante - misslyckas mer
Leif Denti
Tidningen Entré, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

Innovationschef i offentlig sektor
Leif Denti, Johan Frisk, Marit Larsdotter, Kristofer Steneberg
Tidningen Chef, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

Social climate and job control as mediators between empowering leadership and learning from a cross-cultural perspective
S. Jönsson, T. Muhonen, Leif Denti, K. Chen
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Leaders' enhancement of leader–member exchange (LMX) relationships: An examination of leaders' cognitive support and knowledge resources in research groups in Sweden
Lisa Olsson, Leif Denti, Sven Hemlin
E. Berg & T. Aarrevaara (Eds.), Higher education and research in academe – who should pay? , Luleå, Luleå University, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Rätt ledarskap gynnar innovativt arbete
Leif Denti, Stefan Tengblad, Sven Hemlin
I M. Kreuger, L. Crevani, L., & K. Larsen (Red:er), Leda mot det nya. En forskningsantologi om chefskap och innovation, Stockholm, Vinnova, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Leadership and individual innovation: A cross-cultural study of mediating psychological processes
Leif Denti, Sven Hemlin, Michael D. Mumford
Academy of Management Conference, 9-13 aug, 2013, Orlando, Conference paper 2013
Conference paper

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Creativity in R&D
Sven Hemlin, Lisa Olsson, Leif Denti
K. Thomas & Chan, J. (Eds.), Handbook of research on creativity , Cheltenham, Elgar, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

What connects leadership and creativity? The mechanisms through which leaders may influence follower and team creativity
Leif Denti, Sven Hemlin
Creativity and Leadership in Science, Technology, and Innovation, New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Social climate as a mediator between leadership behavior and employee well-being in a cross-cultural perspective
Tuija Muhonen, Sandra Jönsson, Leif Denti, Kan Chen
Journal of Management Development, Journal article 2013
Journal article


Sweden's largest Facebook study
Leif Denti, Isak Barbopuolos, Ida Nilsson, Linda Holmberg, Magdalena Thulin et al.
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2012

Leif Denti, Sven Hemlin
Academy of Management The informal economy Boston 2012, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper


Leadership and Innovation: How and When do Leaders Influence Innovation in R&D Teams?
Leif Denti
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Licentiate thesis 2011
Licentiate thesis


Organizational support for innovation in biosciences: Comparing high and low performers in Sweden and Croatia
Sven Hemlin, Katarina Prpic, Leif Denti
European Sociological Association, ESA 9th conference, 2-5 September, 2009, Lisbon, Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

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