Leadership styles and entrepreneurship orientations in Turkish construction industry
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CitationGumusburun, A. G. (July 25, 2019). Leadership styles and entrepreneurship orientations in Turkish construction industry. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-11.
Architects who play serious role during construction process, can run their own business. When architects maintain their activities as small-medium enterprises (SMEs), they are the owner of that firm and lead the organizations. Therefore, they are both entrepreneur and leader of their foundation. Effective leadership is necessary for construction projects. As an owner and leader of the organization, a major task of the entrepreneur is to provide effective leadership throughout the life construction process. From the point of this view, defining the leadership styles and entrepreneurship orientations, determining whether the relationship between leadership styles and entrepreneurship orientations or not, identifying the effect of demographic variables on leadership styles and entrepreneurship orientations of architect SMEs at construction industry are aimed. To reach these goals, data are obtained from 50 architect SMEs at construction industry by using Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-5X) and Entrepreneurship scale. As a result, most adopted leadership is individualized consideration and entrepreneurship orientation is proactiveness of architect SMEs. Gender, age and experience at construction industry are significant variables on leadership styles and finally there is statistically significant relationship between leadership styles and entrepreneurship orientation.