Entrepreneurial Leaders: The Role Of Business Education And Industry
Even with buzzwords like, aggressive catalysts for change, tenacity and achievement, analytical planning, transformational enactment, and recognizing opportunities, entrepreneurial leadership, after over 40 years of entrepreneurship theory, have fallen short of an integrated research and practice with leadership studies. This is partly due to mismatched assumptions, inadequate models, and theories that integrates entrepreneurship and leadership that informs practice. There are unintended consequences and multiplicity of interdependent variables; mismatched assumptions in analytical planning (Brown & Eisenhardt, 1998; McGrath, 1997) and emerging creative processes and self-transcending construction (Goldstein, 2006). We show that what is important is not the observed patterns by themselves, but the structure of impact of an integrated theory and practice. What is needed is the actualization of an integrated entrepreneurial leadership plan of business educators and business and industry.
Presented by: Enoch Antwi, Chippewa Valley Technical College