Leadership and Firm Size: Evidence from an Empirical Relationship in Czech Companies

  • Mihaela Simionescu
  • Lucian-Liviu Albu
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


This paper analyzes the relationship between leadership and the dimension of a company. The empirical study is based on data from 438 firms from the Czech Republic, the answers to questionnaires being provided by the managers of the firms. The results indicated significant differences in the managers’ opinions regarding the perception on leadership. Most of the managers in the sample considered professional knowledge as the most important feature of a successful leader. There are significant differences between managers regarding their opinion of the most important characteristic of a good leader. Almost half of the self-employed managers considered this characteristic as determinant for a good leader. Perseverance is considered the most important feature of a leader for most of the managers from microenterprise, small company, and medium-sized enterprise. Most of the managers of large companies indicated professional knowledge as determinant for a leader.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihaela Simionescu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lucian-Liviu Albu
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Economic Forecasting of the Romanian AcademyBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Centre for Migration Studies in Prague Business SchoolPragueCzech Republic

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