CHAPTER 4

The Journey of the Research Methodology

This book is based on a qualitative study across two periods. It goes with my journey of being involved in a British government leadership development as well as a year of studying for my master’s degree in the UK.

The study explores the leadership development journey of founder-owner-managers of small and medium enterprises (SME) throughout their lifetime. To achieve this objective, the study employs a narrative interpretive constructivist qualitative approach.

There are two main steps of the study: (i) interviewed SME’s owner-managers to build a model demonstrating the development process; (ii) interviewed leaders of a one-year leadership development program that lasted one year to test the ...

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