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The Relationship of Mainstream Leadership Styles to Entrepreneurial Orientation

Politis, John D. and Politis, Denis (2009). The Relationship of Mainstream Leadership Styles to Entrepreneurial Orientation. In: Politis, John D. 5th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG 2009), Hellenic American University and the Atexcelixi Conference Centre, Athens, Greece, 5-6 November 2009.

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Author Politis, John D.
Politis, Denis
Title The Relationship of Mainstream Leadership Styles to Entrepreneurial Orientation
Conference Name 5th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG 2009)
Conference Location Hellenic American University and the Atexcelixi Conference Centre, Athens, Greece
Conference Dates 5-6 November 2009
Conference Publication Title The Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance
Editor Politis, John D.
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Publishing Limited
Publication Year 2009
ISBN 9781906638535   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 202
End Page 211
Total Pages 10
Field of Research 1503 - Business and Management
Abstract The objective of this paper is to empirically examine through an industry survey the influence of various leadership styles and behaviours on the dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation – innovativeness, pro-activeness and risk-taking – in an established company. The findings support that both people-oriented and task oriented leadership styles are important constructs in predicting firms’ entrepreneurial orientation. Moreover, it was found that opportunity as opposed to obstacle-type thought patterns could positively and significantly affect forward-looking perspective and entrepreneurial orientation. Finally, self-leadership natural reward strategies were found to have no influence on the dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation; hence, they are not important factors in shaping up organisation’s entrepreneurial behaviour as previously thought by proponents of self-leadership.
Keyword Entrepreneurial orientation
consideration
initiating structure
self-leadership
self-management transformational/transactional leadership
Description for Link Link to conference site
URL http://www.allconferences.com/conferences/2009/20090123052323
 
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