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J Nurs Scholarsh. 2018 Jan;50(1):28-35. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12354. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

The Impact of Entrepreneurial Leadership on Nurses' Innovation Behavior.

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Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of entrepreneurial leadership on nurses' innovation work behavior and its dimensions.

DESIGN AND METHODS:

This cross-sectional study employed the 10-item Innovation Work Behavior Questionnaire and the 8-item Entrepreneurial Leadership Questionnaire to explore the impact of entrepreneurial leadership on the innovation work behavior of 273 nurses from public and private hospitals in Iran.

FINDINGS:

Entrepreneurial leadership had a significant positive impact on nurses' innovation work behavior and most strongly improved idea exploration, followed by idea generation, idea implementation, and idea championing.

CONCLUSIONS:

Entrepreneurial leadership was effective in enhancing nurses' innovation work behavior. More attention needs to be focused on developing entrepreneurial leadership competencies and on developing nurse leaders.

CLINICAL RELEVANCE:

Healthcare policies and strategies are needed to facilitate the implementation of entrepreneurial leadership by providing healthcare leaders with the appropriate environment.

KEYWORDS:

Entrepreneurial leadership; innovation work behavior; leadership style; nurses

PMID:
29024362
DOI:
10.1111/jnu.12354
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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