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Leadership styles and performance of public sector organizations: the case of Saudi Arabia


Abdul Rahman, Hamzah and Jarrar, Mu’taman and Omira, Omar Diaj (2014) Leadership styles and performance of public sector organizations: the case of Saudi Arabia. Journal of Business Management and Accounting (JBMA), 4. pp. 55-62. ISSN 2231-9298

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Abstract

In Saudi Arabia, public organizations have been associated with poor management and performance. Little is understood about the reasons for such poor performance.Skilled and trained leaders are required to sustain the performance of these organizations.This paper focuses on the effect of leadership styles on the performance of Saudi Arabia public organizations.Cross-sectional data of 400 employees working in 16 ministries under the Saudi Arabia Government were obtained. The validity and reliability of the measurement and structural model were tested.Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) was applied to test the study hypotheses.The result of PLS-SEM analysis indicated a significant effect of leadership style on the organizational performance at the 0.01 level of significance.Leadership styles play a critical role in improving organizational performance in Saudi Arabian public organizations.Future research is recommended to explore further the predictors affecting the performance of public organizations in Saudi Arabia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership styles, performance, public sector organizations, Saudi Arabia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Hj. Hamzah Dato Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:52
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 07:52
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20681

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