Strategic flexibility, strategic leadership and business sustainability nexus
by Chijioke Nwachukwu; Hieu Minh Vu
International Journal of Business Environment (IJBE), Vol. 11, No. 2, 2020

Abstract: Strategic leadership promote organisational strategic flexibility and enhance business sustainability. Drawing on the theoretical lens of dynamic capability and contingency theory, a framework of hypotheses is established that focuses on strategic flexibility, strategic leadership and its implications on business sustainability. This research used surveys collected from microfinance banks operating in Nigeria. The results show that strategic flexibility and strategic leadership have a significant influence on business sustainability. Also, strategic flexibility and strategic leadership significantly affect business sustainability indicators of economic, social, environmental and innovation performance. Finally, we found that strategic leadership moderate the effect of strategic flexibility on business sustainability and its indicators. Our findings clarify the role that organisational capabilities (strategic flexibility and strategic leadership) play in enhancing business sustainability, particularly in the emerging market context.

Online publication date:: Sun, 31-May-2020

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