An Empirical Study of Traits Determining Entrepreneurial Leadership - An Educational Perspective
Skyline Business Review, Vol. IV, No. 1, Fall 2007
8 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2010
Date Written: 2007
Entrepreneurial leadership is taken as an interdisciplinary field of study, which integrates entrepreneurship with leadership to create some thing of enormous worth. Entrepreneurial leadership involves behaving and acting with entrepreneurship in the interests of the organization for the growth of all stakeholders involved and realizing the proposed purpose and idea. The key task an entrepreneurial leader performs is to look for a venture, guide others to recognize the value and opportunities in that and exploit it with the followers The entrepreneurial leadership has the ability to inspire subordinate, especially in organisation with risky character, but behavior remains the critical element in entrepreneurial leadership process. The relation between traits and behavior is evident. Traits of entrepreneurial leader are a combination of traits of an entrepreneur and of a leader. Here, these identified traits are reduced to seven specific groups using factor analysis. The model depicts the way to incorporate entrepreneurial leadership traits through education.
Keywords: education, entrepreneurship, leadership, traits and entrepreneurial leadership
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