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Factors affecting the entrepreneurial leadership in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of Pakistan: An empirical evidence, Bahadur Soomro, Naimatullah Shah and Shahnawaz Mangi

Bahadur Ali Soomro
Area Study Centre
University of Sindh, Jamshoro
Email: bahadur.ali@scholars.usindh.edu.pk
Naimatullah Shah
Department of Public Administration
University of Sindh, Jamshoro
College of Business Administration
Al Yamamah University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
Shahnawaz Mangi
Department of Pakistan Study
Kali Morri College, Hyderabad

DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-05-2018-0054

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors that affect the entrepreneurial leadership in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of Pakistan.
Design/methodology/approach: A conceptual framework is developed after reviewing a vigorous literature. This is a quantitative methodology in which cross-sectional data are collected from top managers and founders in SMEs of Pakistan through a survey questionnaire. The random technique is applied for the collection of data. The total samples are 352. Initially, 500 survey questionnaires are distributed through personal visits in different cities of Pakistan. The returned rate is noticed as 70 percent.
Findings: The data are analyzed through Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 24.0. The overall Cronbach’s α reliability is 0.866. On the other hand, the α for all variables (dependent and independent) is observed within the adequate ranges. The overall findings reveal that there is a positive and significant relationship among strategic factor, motivational factor, personality factor, communicative factor and entrepreneurial leadership.
Practical implications: This study may contribute to existing efforts to assimilate the arenas of strategy, motivation, communication, leadership and entrepreneurship. In addition, by reviewing the outcomes of present study, the policy makers and planners may further concentrate for promoting SMEs sector that is famous as a backbone for economic development.
Originality/value: This study is original and valuable with respect to data and context. The findings of such study may play a substantial role in the stability of the economy in Pakistan through enriching the SMEs sector.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial leadership; Communicative factor; Motivational factor; Personality factor.
Citation: Soomro, B.A., Shah, N. and Mangi, S. (2019), "Factors affecting the entrepreneurial leadership in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of Pakistan: An empirical evidence", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 15 No. 1, pp. 31-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-05-2018-0054


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