The Development of Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Role of Human, Social and Institutional Capital

This paper contributes to the literature on entrepreneurial leadership development.Leadership studies are characterized by an increasing emphasis given to an individualleader’s social and organizational domain. Within the context of human capital andsocial capital theory, the paper reflects on the emergence of a social capital theory ofleadership development. Using a retrospective, interpretivist research method, theauthors present…

Enterprise logic and small firms: a model of authentic entrepreneurial leadership

AbstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to draw on emerging ideas related to the concept ofentrepreneurial leadership which emphasises a “distributed” model synonymous with terms whichindicate that authority is decentralised (“shared”, “team”, “democratic”, “representative” and“dispersed”).Design/methodology/approach – A model of authentic entrepreneurial leadership was developedbased on a review of the literature. Eight small manufacturing…

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Performance in Chinese New Ventures: A Moderated Mediation Model of Exploratory Innovation, Exploitative Innovation and Environmental Dynamism

Shenglan Huang, Donghong Ding and Zhi Chen This study advances prior theoretical research by examining the relationship between entrepreneurialleadership and new venture performance with the introduction of exploratory andexploitative innovations as mediating variables. To fully understand the influence process ofentrepreneurial leadership, we argue that environmental dynamism should be considered.Data on 168 new ventures in China…

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Gender: Exploring Theory and Practice in Global Contexts

This article reflects on extant scholarship on entrepreneurial leadership and gender, as publishedin both the Journal of Small Business Management and elsewhere. As such, it lays thefoundation for the special issue, and contributes to current knowledge in the field. Our selectedpapers—summarized and critiqued in this article—collectively offer a contemporary view ofwomen’s entrepreneurial leadership at the…

Entrepreneurial leadership: developing and measuring a cross-cultural construct

AbstractIn the increasingly turbulent and competitive environment business firms face today, a type of‘‘entrepreneurial’’ leader distinct from other behavioral forms of leadership is required. This articledevelops the construct of entrepreneurial leadership using the works on entrepreneurship andleadership as a guide. It also proposes an empirical measure of the construct using data from the GlobalLeadership and…

Entrepreneurial leadership: towards a model for learning and development

IntroductionEntrepreneurial leadership as a new paradigm of inquiry has recently been the focusof research and practice in both entrepreneurship and leadership disciplines. This isdue to the critical role that leadership competencies of entrepreneurs play inenhancing individual, group, and new venture performance and success and thesignificant influences of leaders’ entrepreneurial capabilities in dealing with highlyturbulent and…

The susceptible circle: A taxonomy of followers associated with destructive leadership

a b s t r a c t While leadership scholars increasingly acknowledge the influence of followers in the leadershipprocess, less attention has been paid to their role in the destructive leadership process.Specifically, the current debate lacks a broad-based understanding of different susceptiblefollower types that synthesizes related research across academic domains. Expanding on Padilla,Hogan, and…

How bad are the effects of bad leaders? A meta-analysis of destructive leadership and its outcomes

a b s t r a c t While the focus on constructive leadership still dominates leadership research, an increasingnumber of studies investigate different forms of destructive leadership. This meta-analysisintegrates different conceptualizations of destructive leadership and analyzes the relationshipbetween destructive leadership and outcome variables. The search for articles yielded morethan 200 studies of which 57…

Strategic bullying as a supplementary, balanced perspective on destructive leadership

AbstractThe concept of destructive leadership has generated considerable interest and research by a number of scholars under rubricssuch as “abusive supervision” and “incivility,” and certainly represents an appropriate forum for this special issue. In the presentarticle, we examine the leader as a bully, and explore potential consequences of strategic leader bullying behavior through thedevelopment of…