Today, more than ever, leaders in higher education institutions are required to transform espoused organizational values into enacted ones if they are to impact the broader society, improve their university’s international recognition, develop students’ 21st century skills, provide entrepreneurial opportunities for their students, and create positive change in students’ lives. Given the importance of developing students’ entrepreneurial spirit during their course of study, we establish the intricate relationship between leadership and entrepreneurship and explain how professional leadership practices enable entrepreneurship and enhance engagement in universities. Specifically, we focus on two universities from the MENA region where leadership has certainly gone wrong and examine the impact of poor leadership on entrepreneurship. The article ends with recommendations for research and future practice.
Leadership and Entrepreneurship: A Long-Standing Relationship
Leadership and entrepreneurship are inseparable in that they require higher education institutions to
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