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Does decision making styles differ by leadership hierarchical level, knowledge and demographic profile in higher education institutions?


Nik Muhammad, Nik Maheran and Md Isa, Filzah and Othman, Siti Norezam (2010) Does decision making styles differ by leadership hierarchical level, knowledge and demographic profile in higher education institutions? In: Knowledge Management International Conference 2010 (KMICe2010), 25-27 May 2010, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper discussed the leadership styles of leaders in different hierarchy in higher education Institutions (HEIs).About 239 managers of different ranks involved in the survey.The results reveal that gender shows no significant difference to their decision style but age and level of education shows a significant difference especially for hierarchic decision style.Lower managers are more open and interactive in their decision styles and even more analytic in their thinking styles.Top management on the other hand, is moving towards hierarchic and flexible decision style. It implies that the decision styles of young leaders are more towards openness, diversity of opinion, and participative as they go up to a higher rank, however, older leaders are more directive, command-oriented styles.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-2078-40-1 Organized by: UUM College of Art & Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision making, thinking style, decision style, and leadership style.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Filzah Md. Isa
Date Deposited: 26 May 2014 01:16
Last Modified: 26 May 2014 01:16
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11139

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