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Leadership styles among entrepreneurs in technology based SMEs

Mohd Noor, Farhanah and Shamsuddin, Alina and Abdulah, Nor Hazana (2013) Leadership styles among entrepreneurs in technology based SMEs. In: 1st FPTP Postgraduate Seminar 2013, 23 December 2013, Fakulti Pengurusan Teknologi dan Perniagaan, UTHM .


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Several strategies have been devised in order to harness science, technology and innovation as the key drivers for enhancing the capabilities of a nation. These strategies aim to improve the ability to innovate as well as to increase the number of companies that are based on science and technology by promoting techno-entrepreneurship. In addition to, and in line with these planned strategies, the area of leadership must also be emphasized to ensure that entrepreneurs are ready to face global challenges that demand them to both evolve and improve their readiness for competition. The success of an organization is usually attributed to the quality and the effectiveness of the applied leadership. Thus, this study highlights the importance of leadership in the management of technology-based SMEs by identifying the various leadership styles and proposing the optimal style most suitable to the nature of the business. This would help business leaders to manage their business ventures effectively and efficiently.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: component; leadership styles; entrepreneurs; technology based SMEs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2014 04:15
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 04:15
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5799
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