Economics and Finance


Leadership and Decision Making in Crisis in the Global Era: How Leadership Nowadays Can Encourage the Development of Business?

Authors: Evangelia Fragouli

Leadership and decision making processes shape, influence and develop companies to gain competitive advantage, be profitable, promote sustainability and ultimately develop business. In the wake of globalisation, business are more susceptible to financial, legal, political, environmental, social and economic crises due to external and internal forces within and outside companies. The main objective of the research paper was to critically analyse the statement ‘Leadership & decision making in crisis in the global era: how leadership nowadays can encourage the development of business?’. An overview of leadership and decision making models applied in organizations are presented outlining challenges and issues that hinder business development. The study explores on the issues that might cause crisis in organizations and make leaders' decision making process more difficult. Moreover, it elaborates on the actions and the skills that a leader nowadays must acquire with the ultimate purpose to avoid future mistakes and develop organisations. A qualitative research methodology is applied based on critical literature review. The study concludes that the crises facing business discredit the current leadership practice, however they also provide a platform to formulate new paradigms to develop business. Keywords: Crisis, Leadership, Decision Making, Business JEL Classification: M0

Comments: 21 Pages. Published in The Hellenic Open Business Administration Journal;

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