Entrepreneurial Leadership : What specific leadership behaviors encourage risk taking in employees?

Alshut, Julia (2014) Entrepreneurial Leadership : What specific leadership behaviors encourage risk taking in employees?

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Abstract:Entrepreneurial leadership is a prevalent leadership style in today´s fast changing market. The challenge for the entrepreneurial leader hereby is to encourage his employees to act in his interest by thinking ahead, acting innovative and especially by taking risks. As employees do often show a rather risk averse behavior the entrepreneurial leader needs to find a way to stimulate his employees´ willingness to take risks. The existing literature combined and extended with results from interviews with diverse managers help to conceptualize a new model that illustrates managers´ possibilities to influence their employees´ behavior by stimulating their risk propensity. Various motivational factors as well as taking the employees´ fear for risks are hereby crucial to get their support and foster their risk disposition when facing a risky venture.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65313
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