Transformational leadership in Pakistan: An examination of the relationship of transformational leadership to organizational culture and innovation propensity

Syed Awais Ahmad Tipu, James C. Ryan, Kamel A. Fantazy

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    38 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Does transformational leadership have a positive relationship to organizational culture and innovation propensity in business organizations of Pakistan? Transformational leadership has been associated with a variety of positive organizational outcomes in a number of studies. However, the outcomes of transformational leadership in Pakistan are still underexplored. The current study examined the specific relationship between transformational leadership, organizational culture, and innovation propensity among a sample of 523 organizational members in Pakistan. Our findings showed that transformational leadership is positively related to organizational culture and innovation propensity. Results also indicated that organizational culture mediates the relationship between transformational leadership and innovation propensity Furthermore, ANOVA analyses identified differences in ratings of transformational leadership across employees' education level and company size. Also, correlation analyses found no relationship between employees' ratings of transformational leadership and employees' age and organizational tenure. Implications for practice and directions for future research are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)461-480
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Management and Organization
    Volume18
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

    Keywords

    • Creativity
    • Developing country
    • Innovation propensity
    • Organizational culture
    • Pakistan
    • Transformational leadership

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Transformational leadership in Pakistan: An examination of the relationship of transformational leadership to organizational culture and innovation propensity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this