The Impact of Leadership on Absorptive Capacity: New insights from the UAE

Rezaei-Zadeh, Mohammad, Haak-Saheem, Washika, Darwish, Tamer K ORCID: 0000-0003-1815-9338 and Singh, Satwinder (2019) The Impact of Leadership on Absorptive Capacity: New insights from the UAE. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. ISSN 0825-0383 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of transformational and transactional leadership on the absorptive capacity of firms within an emerging market setting. Unlike some findings from the Western world, the results indicate that both transformational and transactional leadership styles positively influence the learning processes of absorptive capacity. More specifically, the results indicate that transactional leadership style positively influences the exploratory and transformative learning processes, whilst the transformational leadership style positively affects the exploitative learning process. Given the unique context under investigation and the fluid institutional arrangements associated with it, the results reflect the need for leadership guidance. The implications for theory and practice are drawn.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transformational and transactional leadership; absorptive capacity; learning; institutions; UAE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5549 Personnel management. Employment management
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business and Technology > Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Tamer Darwish
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 12:38
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 12:38
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7517

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