The moderating effect of environmental dynamism on the relationship between entrepreneur leadership behavior and new venture performance

Michael D. Ensley, Craig L. Pearce, Keith M. Hmieleski

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Abstract

This article outlines a model of when, why, and how the influence of entrepreneur leadership behavior on new venture performance is likely to be moderated by the level of environmental dynamism. The model is tested using a sample of 66 new ventures. The results indicate that environmental dynamism has a significant positive moderating effect on the relationship between transformational leadership and new venture performance, and a significant negative moderating effect on the relationship between transactional leadership and new venture performance. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-263
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Business Venturing
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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