Is social entrepreneurship transformational leadership in action? [unknown]

Aard Groen
Patterns in Social Entrepreneurship Research   unpublished
Executive Summary As the title indicates we started with this question with a view to understand how research findings in these two fields of study, social entrepreneurship and transformational leadership, can help groom transformational leaders. It has been argued persuasively by leadership scholars that transformational leaders are essential to building sustainable organizations which consistently create wealth and contribute to the wellbeing of its employees. Even though the importance of
more » ... he importance of transformational leadership in organizations is gaining more and more acceptance among both practitioners and scholars, most organizations still practice a transactional work style. These transactional work environments are not conducive for developing transformational leaders and therefore in this paper we suggest that letting aspiring leaders to get involved in social entrepreneurial ventures is an effective way to groom future transformational leaders.
doi:10.4337/9781781003596.00012 fatcat:vc5xmdwkvnhufntmysjgsoz3ha