The Influence of Innovative Leadership on the Competitive Ability of Startup Businesses in Nonthaburi Province


  • Piangduan Kerdumpang


Development, Innovation leadership, Competitiveness, Startup business


This research aimed to 1) investigate the influence of innovative leadership on the competitive capabilities of startup businesses, and 2) develop guidelines for enhancing the impact of innovative leadership on the competitive abilities of startup businesses in Nonthaburi Province. The research population was divided into two groups. The first group consisted of 250 startup business owners in Nonthaburi Province, while the second group comprised three groups of experts, 15 individuals in total. The research employed two research instruments: questionnaires and interviews, using an assessment questionnaire. Data analysis employed statistical techniques, including structural equation modelling, percentages, standard deviations, and content analysis.

The research findings revealed that 1) the analysis of the linear structural equation model on the influence of innovative leadership on the competitive capabilities of startup businesses in Nonthaburi Province indicated a good fit with the data, as evidenced by (1) the Chi-square Probability Level (CMIN-p) of 69.249, (2) the Relative Chi-square (CMIN/df) of 1.332, (3) the Goodness of Fit Index (GFI) of .969, and (4) the Root Mean Square Error of Approximation (RMSEA) of .036. It was found that factors contributing to innovative leadership, including variables related to vision creation, change promotion, vision dissemination, and exemplary leadership, played a significant role. Direct causal factors influencing competitiveness included variables related to innovation, marketing, and quality, with cumulative effects in the same direction. 2) This study has developed four pathways for enhancing the impact of innovative leadership on the competitive abilities of startup businesses in Nonthaburi Province as follows: Pathway 1: Factors related to innovative leadership, Pathway 2: Factors related to the organizational innovation environment, Pathway 3: Factors related to teamwork and participation, and Pathway 4: Factors related to ethical considerations.


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