A Model of Leadership, Strategy and Company Structure in Innovative Indonesian SME

TitleA Model of Leadership, Strategy and Company Structure in Innovative Indonesian SME
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
Tertiary AuthorsDiwangkoro, RA, Mazzarol, T
Conference NameAnnual ANZAM Conference
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Conference Location8-11 December, Dunedin New Zealand
KeywordsAsian management, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, leadership, Small Business
Abstract

This study examined the relationship between leadership style and the innovative behaviour of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia. Factors, influencing innovativeness, were determined by using quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods. The study suggested that strategic management in Indonesian SMEs is enacted in a highly personalised manner and is strongly influenced by the personality, disposition, experience and ability of the owner-manager. Leadership is the most important factor in shaping an innovation culture and the organisation’s innovativeness. Also important is the firm’s structure and strategy, as well as education levels of the owner-manager. Of less importance were the external environment, and government or business support networks. A final model of leadership and innovation within SME in Indonesia is presented.

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