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Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Edited by Richard T. Harrison, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Edinburgh Business School and Claire M. Leitch, Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Lancaster University Management School, UK
This Research Handbook argues that the study of entrepreneurs as leaders is a gap in both the leadership and the entrepreneurship literatures. With conceptual and empirical chapters from a wide range of cultures and entrepreneurship and leadership ecosystems, the Research Handbook for the first time produces a systematic overview of the entrepreneurial leadership field, providing a state of the art perspective and highlighting unanswered questions and opportunities for further research. It consolidates existing theory development, stimulates new conceptual thinking and includes path-breaking empirical explorations.
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Publication Date: January 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78347 375 5
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  • Business and Management
  • Business Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
Most leadership research has been undertaken in corporate contexts and little attention has been given to leadership development in entrepreneurial and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This book argues that the study of entrepreneurs as leaders is a gap in both the leadership and the entrepreneurship literatures. The impact of leaders is a crucial factor in the success or failure of smaller entrepreneurial firms and has implications for our understanding of new venture viability and growth.

Featuring conceptual and empirical chapters from a wide range of cultures and entrepreneurship and leadership ecosystems, this Research Handbook is the first of its kind to present a systematic overview of the entrepreneurial leadership field, providing a state-of-the-art perspective and highlighting unanswered questions and opportunities for further research. It consolidates existing theory development, stimulates new conceptual thinking and includes path-breaking empirical explorations.

With its international perspective illustrating the practice of entrepreneurial leadership in a wide range of organizational contexts, the Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship and Leadership offers an essential reference to students and researchers in entrepreneurship and leadership alike.
Contributors: A. Bagheri, S. Barnes, R.G. Bell, M. Brännback, A. Carsrud, M.-H. Chen, M.H. Cone, J. Croad, A. Gibb, E. Hamilton, P. Harrison, R. Harrison, G. Haskins, O.M. Hatem, S. Kempster, D.F. Kuratko, C. Leitch, A. Lincoln, M. McAdam, S. Mueller, Z.A.L. Pihie, D. Rae, M. Renko, M.A. Roomi, A. Röschke, L. Schjoedt, C. Skaveniti, R. Smith, S. Smith, V. Stead, V. Tzoumpa, V.S. Valencia, T. Volery, J.L. Whittington, H. Zhang


Contents:

Part I: Introduction
1. The evolving field of entrepreneurial leadership: An overview
Claire M. Leitch and Richard T. Harrison

Part II: Theoretical Perspectives on Entrepreneurship and Leadership
2. The concept and evolution of entrepreneurial leadership: A bibliometric analysis
Arik Röshke

3. Engaging ‘the emerging now’: An alternative ontology of entrepreneurial leadership practice
Haina Zhang and Malcolm Cone

4. Using critical methodologies to examine entrepreneurial leadership
Valerie Stead and Eleanor Hamilton

5. Islamic insights on entrepreneurial leadership
Pegram Harrison and Muhammad Azam Roomi

Part III: Leadership in Entrepreneurial Contexts
6. Managing paradoxes and tensions: A key element of entrepreneurs’ leadership behaviour
Thierry Volery and Susan Mueller

7. Entrepreneurial leaders and entrepreneurial managers: Differences and similarities in their learning approach
Leon Schjoedt and Vicar S. Valencia

8. Exploring the full range of leadership across the organizational life cycle and growth states of entrepreneurial firms
R. Greg Bell and J. Lee Whittington

9. Understanding entrepreneurial leadership: Who leads a venture does matter
Alan L. Carsrud, Maija Renko-Dolan and Malin Brännback

Part IV: Applications of Entrepreneurial Leadership
10. The challenge of corporate entrepreneurial leadership
Donald F. Kuratko

11. Weaving together entrepreneurial leadership in social enterprises: A collective achievement towards social purpose
Chrysavgi Slaveniti and Vicky Tzoumpa

12. Entrepreneurial leadership, entrepreneurial creativity and new ventures’ innovative capability: A team perspective
Ming-Huei Chen

13. Entrepreneurial distributed leadership in the emergence and development of high growth internationalising firms
Omaima Hatem

14. Gender Differences in Leadership and Collective Entrepreneurship Behaviour of Nigerian Entrepreneurs
Adebimpe Adesua-Lincoln and Jane Croad

Part V: Entrepreneurial Leadership and Learning
15. A review of entrepreneurial leadership learning: An exploration that draws on human, social and institutional capitals
Steve Kempster, Sue Smith and Stewart Barnes

16. Entrepreneurial leader competencies and motivation to learn: A focus on student entrepreneurial leaders
Afsaneh Bagheri and Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie

17. Developing entrepreneurial leadership for sustainable organizations
David Rae

18. The rise of the underdogs: Situating and storying ‘entrepreneurial leadership’ in the BrewDog business story
Robert Smith

19. Key issues in the development of the entrepreneurial university of the future: Leadership challenges, opportunities and responses
Allan Gibb and Gay Haskins

Part VI: Future Directions
20. Breaking glass: Toward a gendered analysis of entrepreneurial leadership
Richard T Harrison, Claire M Leitch and Maura McAdam

Index