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Exploring the relationships among transformational leadership, organizational culture and product innovation using PLS-SEM

Abdullah, Nor Hazana and Abdul Hamid, Nor Aziati and Shamsuddin, Alina and Wahab, Eta (2014) Exploring the relationships among transformational leadership, organizational culture and product innovation using PLS-SEM. In: AAGBS International Conference on Business Management (AiCoBM 2014), 7-8 April 2014, Bayview Beach Resort, Penang Malaysia .

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Abstract

Product innovation refers to new products development and improvement of existing products. The importance of product innovation proliferated as the market grows and becomes more diversified. Among SMEs, product innovation is one of the most critical determinants for their survival, growth and competitiveness. Nonetheless, product innovation among SMEs is still low, owning to various issues and challenges. This study attempts to focus the effect of transformational leadership and organizational culture on product innovation among thirty-six SMEs in Johor. A SEM-PLS was used to validate the measurement model and develop the path modeling among variables studied. It is found that both transformational leadership and organizational culture are significantly related to product innovation. This finding substantiates previous findings and lends supports to the importance roles of both constructs in SME’s development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD58.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 04 May 2014 03:56
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 06:55
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5430
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