Title: Do leadership orientation and proactive personality influence social entrepreneurial intention?

Authors: Md. Uzzal Hossain; Ahmed Al Asheq

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj, 8100, Bangladesh ' Department of Business Administration, World University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 1205, Bangladesh

Abstract: This study aims at finding the role of leadership orientation and proactive personality on social entrepreneurial intention. A total of 428 Bangladeshi university students participated in this research study. Correlations analysis, hierarchical multiple regression analysis and analysis of variance were employed to find the relationship among variables and test the hypotheses. The study showed that task orientation, relationship orientation, and proactive personality have a significant positive impact on the intention of social entrepreneurship. The exploratory analysis found that prior voluntary experience also influenced students to become a social entrepreneur. The study is the first to introduce leadership orientation into social entrepreneurship literature.

Keywords: leadership orientation; task orientation; relationship orientation; proactive personality; social entrepreneurial intention; SEI; management; development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2020.107396

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2020 Vol.19 No.2, pp.109 - 125

Received: 21 Mar 2019
Accepted: 04 Nov 2019

Published online: 22 May 2020 *

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