Transformational leadership and organizational innovation: Moderated by organizational size

Rabia Imran, Abaid Ur Rehman, Afsheen Fatima

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The present study was aimed to explore the moderating role of organizational size in the relationship between transformational leadership and organizational innovation. The study also examined the impact of transformational leadership on organizational innovation. A purposive sample of 296 managers from the telecommunication sector of Pakistan participated in the study. The age range of managers was from 25 to 60 years with mean age of 42.5,(SD= 11.27) years. Hierarchical regression models demonstrated organizational size significantly moderating the relationship between transformational leadership. The results further revealed that organizational size significantly moderated the relationship between all facets of transformational leadership (Attributed Charisma, Inspirational Motivation, Intellectual Stimulation and Individualized Consideration) and organizational innovation except idealized influence. The results also exhibit positive and significant impact of transformational leadership on organizational innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)678-684
Number of pages7
JournalAfrican Journal of Business Management
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes

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