Leading with relationships: a small firm example

dc.contributor.author Marcketti, Sara
dc.contributor.author Kozar, Joy
dc.contributor.author Marcketti, Sara
dc.contributor.department Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
dc.date 2018-02-13T17:10:42.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:47:29Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:47:29Z
dc.date.copyright Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2007
dc.date.embargo 2013-11-08
dc.date.issued 2007-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p><em>Purpose</em> – For the continued vitality and success of small businesses, it is important to gain a deeper understanding of the effective behaviors of small business owners. The main purpose of this paper is to further the understanding of the relational leadership framework as used by a successful small business owner.</p> <p><em>Design/methodology/approach</em> – Data on the small business owner participating in this study were gathered via formal and informal interviews.</p> <p><em>Findings</em> – Results of this paper suggest that the profit potential of an organization as well as employee retention can be improved through leadership that embraces the five key components of the relational leadership framework: inclusiveness, empowerment, purposefulness, ethics, and process-orientation.</p> <p><em>Practical implications</em> – Given the challenges of owning and operating a small firm in today's competitive business climate, it is worthwhile for entrepreneurs to use this case study as an example in effectively managing their organizations.</p> <p><em>Originality/value</em> – An important contribution of this paper is the identification of strategies related to the relational leadership framework as applied to the small business environment.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is an author's final manuscript of an article from <em>The Learning Organization</em> 14 (2007): 142–154, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09696470710727005" target="_blank" title="DOI resolver for 10.1108/09696470710727005.">10.1108/09696470710727005</a>.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Business Administration, Management, and Operations
dc.subject.disciplines Organizational Behavior and Theory
dc.subject.keywords Leadership
dc.subject.keywords Small enterprises
dc.subject.keywords United States of America
dc.title Leading with relationships: a small firm example
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