This paper examines the phenomenon of strategic leadership of organizations, and presents a taxonomy through which it can be studied. The taxonomy is developed empirically using data from 27 business cases. Four strategic leadership patterns are identified through facet analysis using the smallest space analysis technique. These patterns labeled, (a) entrepreneurial, (b) bureaucratic, (c) political, and (d) professional, are discussed. Suggestions for the development of top management teams, decision‐making support systems, and further development of the taxonomy are made.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Business and International Management
- Strategy and Management