The role of the entrepreneurial leader: a study of Nigerian SMEs

Omeihe, I., Harrison, C., Simba, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-0276-8211 and Omeihe, K., 2020. The role of the entrepreneurial leader: a study of Nigerian SMEs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. ISSN 1476-1297 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Growing evidence points to the role of entrepreneurial leadership in enhancing positive business outcomes. Yet little is known about the entrepreneurial leadership attributes and skills exploited by entrepreneurial leaders within a developing economy context. This study examines the role of entrepreneurial leadership within fashion SMEs. It exemplifies the entrepreneurial leadership attributes and skills employed by entrepreneurial leaders within Nigerian fashion SMEs. Based on 14 semi- structured interviews of entrepreneurial leaders, we found out that: (1) five broad skills namely; technical, conceptual, interpersonal, entrepreneurial and expectation management skills are employed by entrepreneurial leaders ; (2) entrepreneurial leaders rely on 7 attributes namely; hard work, long term view, passion, length of service, creativity, innovation and vision in the pursuit of their business ventures; (3) creativity and innovation are key attributes within the fashion sector ; (4) vision is described as the most important attribute an entrepreneurial leader should possess. Finally, this study recognises the interaction between attributes and skills, which serves as a foundation for understanding the transition process of entrepreneurial leadership attributes to skills. In addition, it provides new insights on the classification of competencies and it presents an instructive entrepreneurial leadership model for guiding such a categorisation.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Creators: Omeihe, I., Harrison, C., Simba, A. and Omeihe, K.
Publisher: Inderscience
Date: 11 March 2020
ISSN: 1476-1297
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Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 30 Mar 2020 15:43
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2020 15:43
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39517

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