Entrepreneurs' Leadership Experiences with Specific Regard to Mentorship

David A Robinson, Geoffrey VanderPal, Duc Nhat-Hoang, (2017) "Entrepreneurs' Leadership Experiences with Specific Regard to Mentorship," Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, Vol. 14, Iss. 3, pp. 91-100

10 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2017

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David A Robinson

RMIT University - RMIT Asia Graduate Centre

Geoffrey VanderPal

Purdue University Global

Duc Nhat Hoang

RMIT University - RMIT Asia Graduate Centre

Date Written: November 23, 2017

Abstract

This paper explores leadership of entrepreneurs through the specific lens of mentorship, a dimension on which to date only limited research has been conducted. Narratives behind the motives of mentorship are examined to uncover the elements that allow for a healthy mentor relationship between entrepreneurs, the mentors, and their followers, the mentees, in organizations. Participants reported that role-models influenced them as mentors. Furthermore, participants emphasized the importance of being role-models when practicing as mentors. This paper contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between role-modeling and entrepreneurial success.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Mentorship, Role-Models, Mentors, Success, Entrepreneurial Success

Suggested Citation

Robinson, David A and VanderPal, Geoffrey and Nhat-Hoang, Duc, Entrepreneurs' Leadership Experiences with Specific Regard to Mentorship (November 23, 2017). David A Robinson, Geoffrey VanderPal, Duc Nhat-Hoang, (2017) "Entrepreneurs' Leadership Experiences with Specific Regard to Mentorship," Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, Vol. 14, Iss. 3, pp. 91-100. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3076305

David A Robinson

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Duc Nhat-Hoang

RMIT University - RMIT Asia Graduate Centre ( email )

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