Title: Entrepreneurial behaviour and the role of transformational leadership in higher education institutions

Authors: Bayan Yousef Farhan

Addresses: Department of Management and MIS, College of Business, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 64141, Al Ain, UAE

Abstract: Over the last quarter of the 20th century, higher education institutions (HEIs) were affected by social and economic policy changes. These changes encouraged HEIs to adopt entrepreneurial behaviour and act as a business. This paper is a review, critique, and discussion of literature on the new shape of higher education institutions and the need for transformational leadership in entrepreneurial universities. This review shows that academic leaders are needed to build and maintain the competitiveness of their institutions to succeed in the international education market. It also shows that there is a need for transformational leaders who are able to craft and implement the desired plans and have the vision to make HEIs more efficient while maintaining the core values of academia.

Keywords: entrepreneurial behaviour; transformational leadership; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2018.095308

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2018 Vol.16 No.4, pp.476 - 486

Received: 10 Apr 2017
Accepted: 19 Apr 2017

Published online: 13 Sep 2018 *

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