Title: I have a dream : the role of signalling in entrepreneurial leadership
Authors : Hefti, Jacques
Levie, Jonathan
Proceedings: Rencontres de St-Gall 2014 : leadership and the twin fields of entrepreneurship and small business management
Pages : 57
Pages to: 81
Conference details: Rencontres de St-Gall 2014, St.Gallen, September 1-3, 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Verlag KMU HSG
Publisher / Ed. Institution: St.Gallen
Issue Date: 2014
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Language : English
Subjects : Leadership; Entrepreneurial; Entrepreneurship; Rencontre
Subject (DDC) : 658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: We employ signalling theory to explore critical features of entrepreneurial leadership. Signalling theory emphasises the importance of transmitting a signal that is credible to the receiver. Entrepreneurial leaders must create and successfully cast a vision (the signal) to three different categories of receiver. The first category is the entrepreneurial leader him- or herself. We call this signal transmission ‘entrepreneurial self-leadership’. The second category is the team of founders and team members of the organisation. This signal transmission is ‘leading inside the organisation’. The third category is key stakeholders and the institutional context of the organisation. This signal transmission is ‘leading beyond the organisation’. A model of entrepreneurial leadership and organisational performance that incorporates the role of entrepreneurial vision is proposed. Implications of this view of entrepreneurial leadership for entrepreneurial leaders, their employees and stakeholders, and for entrepreneurship educators are discussed, and proposals are made for further research.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Publication type: Conference paper
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/14530
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