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Sustainable Business Development Through Leadership in SMEs


  • Szczepańska-Woszczyna Katarzyna

    () (Department of Management, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland)

  • Kurowska-Pysz Joanna

    () (Department of Production Management, Non-local Faculty in Cieszyn, University of Dabrowa Górnicza, Poland)


The aim of this paper is to examine the role and scope of the influence of leadership on the sustainable development of SMEs. Research methods included the theoretical analysis of scientific literature and a direct survey. The quantitative sample for analysis contained 138 managers, the representatives of companies (SMEs) located in Poland. The data was collected in November and December 2015.

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  • Szczepańska-Woszczyna Katarzyna & Kurowska-Pysz Joanna, 2016. "Sustainable Business Development Through Leadership in SMEs," Ekonomia i Zarzadzanie. Economics and Management, Sciendo, vol. 8(3), pages 57-69, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:ecoman:v:8:y:2016:i:3:p:57-69:n:6

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