The Impact of Emotional Intelligence (EI) on the Organizational Entrepreneurship: mediating the effects of Leadership Style and Corporate Culture

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Esfahan University

2 Master of Executive Management


Today, entrepreneurship is rapidly becoming a powerful weapon for many organizations to create competitive advantages. In this regard, the present study was carried out to investigate the impact of emotional intelligence on the organizational entrepreneurship mediating the effects of leadership style andcorporate culture on Isfahan Gas Company. The research is descriptive – correlative and the statistical population consists of 829 people including the company executives and employees. A sample of 260 people was calculated based on the Morgan table and stratified by population size. A questionnaire containing 60 questions was used as an instrument for data collection and the Cronbach's alpha was applied to verify their validity and reliability. Data analysis is done through structural equation modeling using software Amos 22. The results indicate that managers’ EI indirectly and through the mediation of leadership style and corporate culture affects the organizational entrepreneurship. Also, the managers’ EI is on an average level and their leadership style is interactive. The Gas Company is potentially entrepreneurial and its corporate culture contains creative and innovative features, low risk taking and highly result oriented.