publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Sustainable Business Development Through Leadership in SMEs

Joanna Kurowska-Pysz; Katarzyna Szczepańska-Woszczyna;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016 Journal: Economics and Management (issn: 2300-0813, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sciendo
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The aim of this paper is to examine the role and scope of the influence of leadership on the sustainable development of SMEs. Research methods included the theoretical analysis of scientific literature and a direct survey. The quantitative sample for analysis contained 138 managers, the representatives of companies (SMEs) located in Poland. The data was collected in November and December 2015.</jats:p><jats:p>The obtained results show that leadership is one of the key aspects that enable sustainability. It is more important than employee approval, beliefs of employees from individual departments and teams, a long-term str...
Subjects
free text keywords: sustainable development, sustainable business, corporate sustainability, small and medium-sized enterprises, leadership, Management. Industrial management, HD28-70, Business, Management, Small business, business.industry, Knowledge management, Business management, Scientific literature
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