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Transformational leadership towards encouraging innovative workforce behavior among enterprise so award companies

Kamaruddin, Nor Kamariah and Md. Noor, Haris and Mohd Adi, Mohd Nazir and Arif, Norjariah (2015) Transformational leadership towards encouraging innovative workforce behavior among enterprise so award companies. Other thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

Enterprise 50 Award (E50s) is an award program introduced by SME Corporation to recognize companies that have achieved excellence through their initiatives. The issues in this study are how the winners can survive and sustain in the E5Os and how they differentiate themselves from other winners. Transformational leadership plays an important role in encouraging innovative workforce behaviour in an organization. The objective of this study is to determine the four dimensions of transformational leadership towards innovative work behavior. This study also aims to determine the relationship between transformational leadership and innovative workforce behaviour among the E50 companies. Therefore, the implementation of the four dimensions of transformational leadership can influence the innovative work behaviour of the employees in the workplace through its specific characteristics. A quantitative approach was conducted through the mail questionnaires to the companies that listed in the E50s. The data collected were anaIyzed using SPSS software. The data obtained was first analyzed the descriptive analysis and followed by correlation analysis. The findings show that the overall of the transformational leadership has a medium central tendency level. There was a strong relationship between transformational leadership and innovative work behavior. All the companies in SMEs should always make the winners of E50s as a role model and encourage the top management to help their employees to reveal their purpose, values and norms as well understand their needs in order to enhance the innovative performance to gain sustainable competitive advantages with other companies.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2016 05:59
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 05:59
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7968
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