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L.E.A.D.I.R. Key Findings


The Leadership for the Extreme and Dangerous for Innovation Results (LEADIR) dataset uses an internal strategic organizational approach to examine the leadership, organizational structure, and indicators of innovation in a sample of 280 violent extremist organizations and 295 violent extremist leaders active between 2008 and 2017. The data can be used to provide insight into which violent extremist organizations and leaders will emerge as the most strategically differentiated in the coming years. LEADIR has been federally funded and used by the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security since 2010.

This brief examines how organizational size, complexity and formalization affect outcomes. It also examines attributes of group leaders.

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Ligon, Gina, and Michael Logan. 2020. "L.E.A.D.I.R. Key Findings." College Park, MD: START (April). http://start.umd.edu/pubs/START_LEADIR_KeyFindings_April2020.pdf

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