Generational leadership: A study of the leadership styles of different generations of entrepreneurs and the resulting organizational outcomes

by Walker, William David, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2006, 106 pages; 3316334

Abstract:

Small businesses account for 99% of all companies, and employ 51% of all workers in the United States. The purpose of this study was to determine the leadership styles of different generations of entrepreneurs and the resulting organizational outcomes. This quantitative study, a survey of small business owners in a large metropolitan east coast city, concentrated on the demographic of birth cohort to determine if there are certain leadership styles that are prevalent in certain age groups. This study bridges the gap in the literature between the current generational literature on managing employees and leadership in small business and attempts to determine the nature and extent of the relationship between these variables and how they affect organizational outcome.

AdviserJohn Klocinski
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3316334

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