Document Type : Research Article
Assistant professor, Department of Strategy and Business Policy, Faculty of Business Management , University of Tehran.
MSc. in Strategic Management, Azad University, North branch, Tehran, Iran.
This paper's main purpose is to investigate the mediating role of strategic flexibility in the relationship between distributed leadership and business model innovation, emphasizing the moderating role of environmental dynamics. Based on the dynamic capabilities approach, we seek to examine the effects of distributed leadership patterns through strategic flexibility on business model innovation in a dynamic environment. The research strategy is a survey and is based on the positivist paradigm. The research approach is deductive and the type of research is quantitative. The statistical population of the study includes senior managers of companies admitted to the Science and Technology Park of the University of Tehran, whose number is 240 people, using a simple random sampling method of data from the standard sample size based on the Morgan table Has been collected. The collected data were analyzed using the structural equation modeling method and Smart PLS software. Data analysis showed that distributed leadership has a significant impact on business model innovation. On the other hand, the mediating role of flexibility in the impact of distributed leadership on business model innovation was also acknowledged. Environmental dynamics as a moderating variable also have a positive effect on the effect of distributed leadership on strategic flexibility.