Cope, Jason and Kempster, S. and Parry, K. (2011) Exploring distributed leadership in the small business context. International Journal of Management Reviews, 13 (3). pp. 270-285. ISSN 1460-8545Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Entrepreneurial ventures are often established, controlled and led through the commitment of individuals. This article problematizes the nature of the form of leadership relevant for the small business as it matures. In this way, it explores the temporal dimension to the appropriateness of distributed leadership in the context of the entrepreneurial business. The authors critique the opportunity that distributed leadership can bring to the maturing business. They illuminate a dilemma for entrepreneurs as to whether they should give up control for a broader distributed process of leading or continue a practice of leading that resonates with their essence of being entrepreneurial – independent, controlling responsive and opportunity driven. This dilemma is addressed by suggesting the contextualization of distributed leadership may offer the maturing business. The article concludes by reviewing development approaches that contextualize intervention and suggests a research agenda to contribute to a greater understanding of how leadership can become distributed in the maturing business.
|Keywords:||social construction, perceptions, model, perspective, organizations, entrepreneurial teams, performance, top management teams, firm growth, knowledge, Commerce, Strategy and Management, Decision Sciences(all), Management of Technology and Innovation|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Commerce|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Hunter Centre For Entrepreneurship|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||08 Aug 2012 15:35|
|Last modified:||24 Mar 2017 06:40|