Impacts of resource alertness and change leadership style on financial performance: An empirical study

Ao Zhang, Yong Chen, Xiaobo Xu, Yang Gao, Lan Zhang

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The dynamic competition theory emphasizes that executives must have the ability to discover and identify new resources to deal with the external environment change and implement the leadership style change for improving the financial performance. The authors studied the impacts of resource alertness and change leadership style on enterprise financial performance with the perceived competitive tension as the moderator. Data analysis from 208 valid questionnaires indicated that resource alertness and change leadership style have a direct positive impact on financial performance by changing the leadership style. The positive effect of change leadership style on enterprise performance will be strengthened with high perceived competitive tension. Important theoretical and practical implications are discussed. Limitations and future research are presented as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-76
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Global Information Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021


  • Change leadership style
  • Financial performance
  • Perceived competitive tension
  • Resource alertness

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