The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to understand the effect of leadership style on employee innovation and job satisfaction as indicators of organizational success in companies that have been in business for more than 10 years. And to ascertain if there is a particular leadership style used by leaders of XYZ retail industry organizations that have been in business for more than 10 years by encouraging and promoting employee innovation and job satisfaction. Investigation hinged primarily on information collected via the Statistics Canada’s Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy (SIBS) which measures innovation and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaires (MLQ) that measures leadership styles and job satisfaction was given to 110 managers and human resource personnel who were chosen at random from the XYZ organization. Mind Garden was used to administer the MLQ 5x-Short survey while Survey Monkey was used to administer innovation assessments. Correlational analysis was employed to assess results from two research questions and four hypotheses. Results provided evidence of significant relationships between transformational leadership style and job satisfaction, f (3, 71) = 7.627, p <.001, R2 = .244, adj. R2 = .212. The results also demonstrated a significant positive relationship between transformational leadership style and employee innovation in samples of the companies that have been in business for more than 10 years, f (3, 72) = 77.620, p < .001, R2 = 0.764, adjusted R2 = 0.754. Recommendations are offered to examine these relationships in big organizations to validate the current study using a qualitative or mixed research method.
|Commitee:||Huggins, Leonard J., Olanrewaju, Larry|
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 80/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, Organizational behavior|
|Keywords:||Company success, Innovation, Job satisfaction, Leadership styles|
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