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Employees’ psychological characteristics and sustainable leadership in firms with high and low entrepreneurial orientation

Cheng, C.; Chowdhury, F.; Davila, A.; Durst, S.; Kraus, S.

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C. Cheng

A. Davila

S. Durst

S. Kraus



Abstract

In this article, we examine how individual-level psychological characteristics such as empowerment, integrity, humility, and need for cognition influence sustainable leadership behavior in firms with levels of high and low entrepreneurial orientation (EO). For this, we utilized fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) using data from 2,117 employees working in firms located and operating in different countries and diverse industries. Our results show that members' specific psychological characteristics can be beneficial for engaging in entrepreneurial activity in both high and low EO firms. Our results show that the need for cognition has a differential impact on sustainable leadership behavior in high and low EO firms. However, integrity is essential for a high level of sustainable leadership behavior in both high as well as low EO firms.

Citation

Cheng, C., Chowdhury, F., Davila, A., Durst, S., & Kraus, S. (2021). Employees’ psychological characteristics and sustainable leadership in firms with high and low entrepreneurial orientation. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 31(3), 59-71

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2021
Online Publication Date Aug 11, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Jul 1, 2021
Publicly Available Date Nov 29, 2022
Journal Journal of Small Business Strategy
Electronic ISSN 2380-1751
Publisher Middle Tennessee State University
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 3
Pages 59-71
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1273165
Publisher URL https://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/1987

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Copyright (c) 2021 Susanne Durst, Farzana Chowdhury, Andres Davila, Sascha Kraus, Cheng-Feng Cheng<br /> <br /> This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.





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