Transformational Leadership and Job Performance of SMEs Technical Personnel: The Adaptability Cultural Approach as Mediator

Arman Hadi Abdul Manaf, Latifah Abdul Latif

Abstract


The relationships between transformational leadership style, adaptability cultural trait and job performance were examined in this study. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis was computed to test adaptability trait as a mediator on variables selected. It has resulted that adaptability cultural trait mediates between the leadership style and employees’ job performance in the SMEs. The adaptability cultural trait practiced in an organization through leadership is significant in re-designing and re-strategizing on possible manner to deliver tangible and sustainable results in the future due to fast changing business landscape. This study contributes to the dynamics of the causative relations between examined variables and highlights the significance of transformational leadership, organizational culture in ascertaining job performance in the context of Malaysian SMEs.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n20p648


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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