Sustainable leadership: power of influence in MNCS in Malaysia

Lo, May-Chiun and Thurasamy, Ramayah and Yin, Chai Wang (2015) Sustainable leadership: power of influence in MNCS in Malaysia. Applied Economics, 47 (30). pp. 3198-3215. ISSN 0003-6846

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Building upon social exchange theory which explains how power is gained and lost in the process of influence between an agent and the target, this article hypothesized the impact of supervisors’ and subordinates’ power bases on the usage of influence tactics by the supervisors. Bases of power of supervisors, subordinates and influence tactics were conceptualized as seven-, seven- and nine-dimensional constructs, respectively. Three hundred and eighty-five pairs of Malaysian managers and executives working in large multinational companies participated. Currently, the manufacturing sector is considered as one of the cornerstone of Malaysia’s economic diversification strategy. The findings suggested that supervisors apply various influence tactics on their subordinates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: influence tactics; Malaysia; multinational companies; personal power; position power, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 17:05
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 17:05

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