Investigating the Effect of Strategic Leadership on Firm Performance (Case: Technology-driven Enterprises Listed in Tehran Stock Exchange)

Document Type : Research Article


1 Associate Professor, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of strategic leadership on performance in Technology-driven Enterprises listed in Tehran Stock Exchange. The research used a mixed methodology for attaining this goal. In the first step, Delphi method was used for identification the dimensions and factors of strategic leadership (qualitative). In the next step, the survey method was used for investigating the effect of strategic leadership on performance (quantitative). In the qualitative section, the sample included 24 experts in leadership and strategic management. Descriptive statistics were used for data analyses. In the quantitative section, the Statistical population included 65 cases in four industries of automobile, electrical machines, chemical and medical products. Using census method, the data of 42 corporations were analyzed. Questionnaires and secondhand data of corporate were used as instruments for data collection. It has used Structural Equation Modeling in Partial Least Square (PLS) method for data analysis. Based on results of Delphi, a model of strategic leadership with 3 dimensions and 18 factors were presented. The results of quantitative data show that, totally, individual, organizational, and environmental capabilities describe %29.2 of performance changes. Several suggestions have been presented based on the findings.


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