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Transactional and transformational leadership in context of Malaysian construction industry

Chong, Ming Yang (2004) Transactional and transformational leadership in context of Malaysian construction industry. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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Abstract

The pace ofchanging global environment is hectic and we forced to face the future with lot ofuncertainties. Given this situation, competence technical and broad managerial abilities are remaining important but not more than leadership. The objectives ofthis study were to study and compare the leadership behavior underlying the leader and subordinates' preference leadership behaviour in context of Malaysian construction industry with respect to transactional leadership and transformational leadership. This research also studied interrelationship between subordinates' preference leadership behaviour corresponding with subordinates' working experience, comparison between the leadership behaviour underlying the leaders between Consulting Firms and Contracting Firms as well as comparison between subordinates' preference leadership behaviour between Consulting Firms and Contracting Firms. Atotal of 80 questionnaires drawn from construction-related Technical Professional were collected and used. Frequency counts ofthe responses were computed, from which the mean score for each item was calculated. The relative importances were then ranked form the highest to the lowest for each topic concerned. The result shows that the leaders tended to demonstrate transformational leadership along with the subordinates also preferred transformational leadership. However the exercising degree oftransformational leadership by the leaders was much lower than subordinates' expectation. The fmding is aimed at providing a basic guidance and useful information for Malaysian construction industry leaders to have a better understanding as to followers' satisfaction.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2004
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:42565
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:02 Nov 2014 10:37
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 18:35

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