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ERIC Number: ED550360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 159
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ISBN: 978-1-2677-9156-6
The Relationship between Transformational and Transactional Leadership Styles and Innovation Commitment and Output at Commercial Software Companies
Golla, Eric James
ProQuest LLC, D.B.A. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose of this quantitative study was to discover whether relationships exist between leadership styles and innovation commitment and innovation output at commercial software companies. The leadership styles included transformational and transactional, and the innovation variables included (a) the percentage of expenses allocated to innovation, (b) the alignment tightness between the corporate strategy and innovation strategy, (c) the number of new products or significantly improved products, and (d) the percentage of revenues related to innovation. This study obtained leadership and innovation data through surveys from raters and leaders at 30 different companies. The study used a correlation analysis that revealed two statistically significant relationships between leadership styles and innovation variables: (a) transformational leadership and percent of revenue from innovation; (b) transactional leadership and number of new products. Leadership at commercial software companies may benefit from these discoveries by evaluating their innovation performance and implementing the leadership training and hiring strategies that may result in optimal innovation performance. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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