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Entrepreneurial leadership: setting the scene for a behavioural approach.

Kesidou, Eleni


Eleni Kesidou


The commonalities in behavioural and attitudinal approaches of business leaders towards entrepreneurship have led to the devise of the attractive – yet not fully defined and measured – concept of entrepreneurial leadership (EL). The most recent study laying the foundations for definition and measurement of the concept have tested a scale of EL based on followers’ evaluation of their leader’s behaviours using two dimensions of leadership behaviour (Renko et al, 2015). Role modelling was defined as implementing a leading-by-example strategy to become a lived role model of entrepreneurial behaviour, while influencing involved using communication and active motivation to encourage employees’ entrepreneurial orientation. To contribute to this research stream we have designed and implemented a multi-method study that addresses Renko et al’s (2015) call for further analyses of EL behaviours to fill in knowledge gaps related to behaviour emergence and evolution.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Jun 6, 2018
Institution Citation KESIDOU, E. 2018. Entrepreneurial leadership: setting the scene for a behavioural approach. Presented at 2018 Babson College entrepreneurship research conference (BCERC 2018), 6-9 June 2018, Waterford, Ireland.
Keywords Behavioural approach; Buiness leaders; Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial leadership


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