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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. From 2001 to 2009 he was Assistant Professor at London Business School. His research focuses on creativity and its relations with leadership, learning, play, time, and deviance. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Academy of Management Annals, and several other leading academic journals. 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 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, and several European countries. 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.

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Mainemelis, C., & Sakellariou, E. (2022). Creativity and the arts of disguise: Switching between formal and informal channels in the evolution of creative projects. Organization Science,

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., 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 Editorial Board Member Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Review, 2014

Best Article Award Winner, Academy of Management Review, 2010

Outstanding Ad Hoc Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Review, 2009

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