Leadership Styles and Innovative Entrepreneurship: An International Study

Cybernetics and Systems 46 (3-4), 271-286

Posted: 22 Apr 2017

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Stefan van Hemmen-Almazor

Autonomous University Barcelona (UAB)

Claudia Alvarez

Universidad EAFIT; Autonomous University of Barcelona

Marta Peris-Ortiz

Polytechnic University of Valencia

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This research attempts to empirically examine the relationship between leadership styles and innovative entrepreneurship through regression analysis, using a sample of 43 countries and data from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness. In light of institutional approaches and specifically based on the normative dimension, the main findings of the study indicate that participative leadership and higher education represent the strongest explanatory factor in the variance of the current rates of innovative entrepreneurship. This study has contributions for both researchers and policymakers on new firm creation (entrepreneurship) and on the generation of innovation within organizations (intrapreneurship).

Keywords: GEM, GLOBE, innovative entrepreneurship, institutional approach, leadership, normative dimension, participative leadership

Suggested Citation

van Hemmen, Stefan and Alvarez, Claudia and Peris-Ortiz, Marta and Urbano, David, Leadership Styles and Innovative Entrepreneurship: An International Study (2015). Cybernetics and Systems 46 (3-4), 271-286, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2956470

Stefan Van Hemmen

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Claudia Alvarez (Contact Author)

Universidad EAFIT ( email )

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Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

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Marta Peris-Ortiz

Polytechnic University of Valencia ( email )

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Valencia, Valencia 46022
Spain

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

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Spain
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