Entrepreneurial leadership is a relatively emergent paradigm. Whilst in its infancy it has amassed a reasonable, yet fragmented literature base which has created limitations inciting paradigmatic challenges including definitional disparity and an absence of a conceptual framework. This paper addresses the challenges faced by entrepreneurial leadership through the systematic review and thematic analysis of 112 papers. Eight themes of entrepreneurial leadership were identified: the intersection of leadership and entrepreneurship, the gendered approach, the psychological approach, entrepreneurial leadership development, entrepreneurial leadership skills, entrepreneurial teams, the context approach, and entrepreneurial leadership and performance. A prominent finding from the thematic analysis was the influence of papers to multiple themes thus illuminating relationships within the paradigm. A conceptual framework is presented which identifies the influencing variables of entrepreneurial leadership and the relationships between them. This framework aims to provide a theoretical foundation of entrepreneurial leadership on which further research can be cogitated.
|Number of pages||38|
|Journal||International Review of Entrepreneurship|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Nov 2019|
- entrepreneurial leadership
- thematic analysis
- systematic literature review