Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Review of Measures, Antecedents, Outcomes and Moderators

  •  Sushant Ranjan    


The current study presents the review on entrepreneurial leadership since year 1980. Concept of entrepreneurial leadership, and its development so far were captured. Drawing on the comprehensive literature review of 50 studies, we have presented the measures used in the prior literature to capture the main construct of entrepreneurial leadership. Dimensions such as strategic factors, communicative factors, personal factors, motivational factors and leadership behaviors contribute to form entrepreneurial leadership. Various antecedents of entrepreneurial leadership such as human capital, social capital, entrepreneurial mindset, ambidexterity, and uncertainty absorbing, challenge framing, clearing path, commitment building and limits specification were identified. Outcomes such as wealth creation, strategic management of resources, innovation performance, startup performance and creativity were also identified. The possible traits of entrepreneurial leaders such as performance oriented, ambitious, informed, extra insight visionary foresight, confidence builder, diplomatic, effective bargainer, convincing, encourage, inspirational, enthusiastic, team builder, improvement-oriented, integrator, intellectual stimulation and positive attitudes are found.

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