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Corporate leadership and start-up entrepreneurship

Corporate leadership and start-up entrepreneurship

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2016) Corporate leadership and start-up entrepreneurship. Effective Executive, XIX (1). pp. 7-18. ISSN 0972-5172

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For many people, the term 'corporate leadership' may conjure up images of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and senior management teams, boards of directors and corporate governance arrangements. It might also suggest the existence of a corporate organization. Yet a new enterprise may begin as an idea that eventually finds expression in the form of a startup venture involving one or more founding entrepreneurs, operating on their own at home with the goodwill and support of family and friends and who are looking for customers and sources of income. In time, more leaders may move between established and startup businesses where the priority is to articulate a vision or cause and operate more sustainably in order to reach and engage others, especially younger people. Those who fail to adapt and embrace the requirements for effective 'new leadership' will fall by the wayside.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is based on a paper prepared by Colin Coulson-Thomas for the 2016 Dubai Global Convention on Leadership for Business Excellence. It examines the role of leadership in relation to start-up enterprises.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, Corporate leadership, Entrepreneurship, Start-up entrepreneurship, Nature, context and need for leadership, Creativity, Innovation, Top-down leadership, Shared and collective leadership, New leadership, Role and contribution of CEOs and boards, Entrepreneurial leadership, Addressing digital opportunities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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