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A critical analysis of Elon Musk’s leadership in Tesla motors

Author: Md. Rahat Khan

Published in: Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research

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Abstract

This present study applies qualitative research method to evaluate the entrepreneurial roles and leadership styles of Elon Musk in Tesla motors. The study places its focus on the general review of Elon Musk’s leadership and attempts to match the leadership traits with some traditional leadership approaches widely recognized in leadership theory. The study employs a structured observation technique assimilating numerous secondary sources with a view to analyzing Musk’s leadership traits in Tesla motor. The results unfold Musk’s leadership attributes and shows that they match more or less with all the traditional leadership approaches but the servant leadership approach. Additionally, the outcomes also demonstrate a new character (entrepreneurial leader) in Musk’s leadership. Finally, the study offers some recommends for Elon Musk to follow, such as the champion/corporate intrapreneur and the servant leadership approaches so that they add practical values in his leading trait. This study will be a guideline for the new entrepreneur and will provide some distinctive ways of improvement in existing entrepreneurship as well as for management literature.

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Metadata
Title
A critical analysis of Elon Musk’s leadership in Tesla motors
Author
Md. Rahat Khan
Publication date
14-05-2021
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Published in
Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research
Print ISSN: 2228-7566
Electronic ISSN: 2251-7316
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40497-021-00284-z