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Understanding and Measuring Entrepreneurial Leadership Style


Maija Renko


University of Illinois at Chicago

Ayman Tarabishy


George Washington University

Alan Carsrud


Åbo Akademi University

Malin Brännback


Åbo Akademi University

August 31, 2012

Journal of Small Business Management, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
While entrepreneurial leadership is embraced in the popular press and in classrooms, academic knowledge remains underdeveloped. We develop the construct of entrepreneurial leadership and argue that it involves influencing and directing the performance of group members toward achieving those organizational goals that involve recognizing and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities. We discuss environmental, organizational, and follower-specific contingencies that may influence the success of entrepreneurial leadership, and we test the reliability and validity of an empirical measure for this construct (the ENTRELEAD scale). Using this novel measurement tool we find that entrepreneurial leadership is more prevalent among founder-leaders than non-founder leaders, which indicates construct validity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 47

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, leadership, entrepreneurial leadership

JEL Classification: M13

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Date posted: September 4, 2012  

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Renko, Maija and Tarabishy, Ayman and Carsrud, Alan and Brännback, Malin, Understanding and Measuring Entrepreneurial Leadership Style (August 31, 2012). Journal of Small Business Management, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2139543

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Maija Renko (Contact Author)
University of Illinois at Chicago ( email )
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7122
United States
Ayman Tarabishy
George Washington University ( email )
2121 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States
Alan Carsrud
Abo Akademi University ( email )
Piispankatu 16
Abo, Turku FIN-20500
Finland
Malin Brännback
Abo Akademi University ( email )
Piispankatu 16
Abo, Turku FIN-20500
Finland
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