Identifying and prioritizing the antecedents and consequences of agile leadership in knowledge-based organizations: A mixed approach

Document Type : Research Article (with mixed approaches)


1 PhD Candidateof Management, Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.

2 2. Associate Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.

3 Associate Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.

4 Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.


Purpose: The aim of this study is to identify and prioritize the antecedents and consequences of agile leadership style using fuzzy Delphi method.
Design/Methodology/Approach: This research is a type of mixed  research with a qualitative and quantitative approach in the inductive paradigm, which is applied in terms of purpose and descriptive-survey in terms of nature and method. The statistical population of the research was knowledge-based companies in Lorestan Province, from which 30 experts were selected according to purposive sampling method. Data collection tools were in the qualitative part of the interview and in the quantitative part of the questionnaire.
Research Findings: The results show that among the precedents of agile leadership, flexibility, creative thinking skills, stakeholder management ability, learner personality, high environmental awareness and digital literacy are the most important factors. Organizational Agility, increasing Employee satisfaction and commitment, increasing customer satisfaction and commitment, promoting creative thinking and avoiding stagnation, spreading the culture of continuous learning and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization are the most important consequences of this leadership style in knowledge-based organizations.
Limitations & Consequences: Research limitations include difficult access to sample members and the time it takes to collect information from them, as well as the lack of literature and theoretical foundations related to agile leadership style.
Practical Consequences: Identifying and prioritizing the antecedents and consequences of agile leadership Style.
Innovation or value of the Article: Agile leadership is a new concept in the leadership and management literature and research in this field is very limited in the country, so the present study by identifying the factors affecting this leadership style and its consequences, can also be a basis for further research and provide guidance for leaders and managers of knowledge-based organizations to make appropriate use of this leadership style.
Paper Type: Research Article


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