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Exploratory Assessment of Transformational Leadership and its Impact on Small Retail Outlets in the Republic of Ireland

Briggs, Shane, McGovern, Philip, Darcy, Colette and Lambert, Jonathan (2014) Exploratory Assessment of Transformational Leadership and its Impact on Small Retail Outlets in the Republic of Ireland. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2014: The Role of the Business School in Supporting Economic and Social Development, 9-11 September 2014, Belfast Waterfront, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Abstract

Transformational leadership characteristics are known to establish a refreshing sense of urgency and create a positive atmosphere driven by the leader’s referent power, which is generated through their magnetic personality and charisma. The small retail sector is one of many sectors currently struggling to survive tough economic conditions and as such this study was conducted with the aim of assessing the impact of transformational leadership on small retail outlets in the Republic of Ireland. A quantitative study was conducted featuring survey questionnaires completed by 108 retail employees rating their personal job satisfaction and organisational commitment levels, along with the level of transformational leadership behaviour they believe their managers demonstrated. The study found that transformational leadership has a strong association with levels of job satisfaction and organisational commitment in a small retail environment. The study also found that no significant difference exists between levels of transformational leadership behaviour demonstrated by male and female managers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Leadership
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Leadership

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Retail Industry
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 09:58
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 09:58
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1670

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