Adaptive Leadership and Social Movements, Applying The Complex Theory of Leadership


  • Claudio Marcelo Gamero Henríquez
  • Ricardo Acevedo Almonacid


Complex Theory of Leadership, Emerging Properties, CAS, social movements.


This paper reviews the configuration today's highly complex social context and how, this vertigo pressed change paradigmatic shifts, which are still undergoing transformations. Visualize and understand the phenomenon of leadership from the perspective of complexity warrants the use of CAS (Complex Adaptive Systems) support by development of complex Leadership Theory (CLT). With this framework it is possible to describe and account for the phenomenon of adaptive leadership that has great similarity with the CAS and how this type of leadership reflects dynamics that characterize emerging social movements.

Author Biographies

Claudio Marcelo Gamero Henríquez

Claudio M. Gamero Henríquez, Master in ManagementControl, Commercial Engineer, SEgroups Consultor by Southamerica.Professor at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María; research fields: social knowledge management, social economy, organizational cybernetic, self-organization and autopoiesy, systems thinking and complexity, complex adaptive systems.

Ricardo Acevedo Almonacid

Hector Ricardo Acevedo Almonacid, Doctor of Science,Commercial Engineer, Universidad Técnica Federico SantaMaría; research fields: philosophy and systems theory,information and culture, management information systems.



How to Cite

Gamero Henríquez, C. M., & Acevedo Almonacid, R. (2015). Adaptive Leadership and Social Movements, Applying The Complex Theory of Leadership. Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the ISSS - 2014 United States, 1(1). Retrieved from



Organisational Transformation and Social Change