Social inclusion and collective leadership for disadvantaged entrepreneurship: a theoretical perspective

Faculty Advisor
disadvantaged entrepreneurship, culturally endorsed, collective leadership styles, social inclusion, cross-cultural
Abstract (summary)
In this conceptual article, we suggest that disadvantaged entrepreneurship is a contextualized phenomenon. Combining individual-level (micro-level) disadvantage theory of entrepreneurship with societal-level (macro-level) theory of diversity and inclusion and culturally endorsed implicit leadership theory, we discuss the influence of societal level social inclusion values and culturally endorsed collective leadership styles (Collective CLT) on disadvantaged individual’s participation in entrepreneurship. We also propose interaction effects between these two antecedents of disadvantaged entrepreneurship. Societal level collective CLT is conceptualized as a shared cultural leadership style that (1) fosters sharing of leadership roles (2) encourages shared decision making, (3) promotes working in teams towards achieving shared goal through common actions, and (4) establishes high performance standards. Societal-level inclusion value would foster disadvantaged individuals’ participation in entrepreneurship through enhancing the effectiveness of collective CLT. A brief description on operationalization and empirical treatment of the two antecedents will also be presented. We also discuss the implications of this study for theory as well as for practice.
Publication Information
Pathak, S., & Muralidharan, E. (2022). Social inclusion and collective leadership for disadvantaged entrepreneurship: A theoretical perspective. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship.
Item Type
Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)
Embargoed Until:
October 21, 2023
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