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The influence of leadership on product design and company information safety, as mediated by workplace and employee factors

Okoro, Victor Chukwudike (2019) The influence of leadership on product design and company information safety, as mediated by workplace and employee factors.

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Abstract:Organisations today are aware of the importance of designing excellent products and of protecting their sensitive/proprietary information. However, in assessing both of these, researchers and organisations alike are fond of focusing externally by assessing product design via customer ratings, purchases, etc. and assessing company information safety from the perspective of outsider threats such as hackers. The present study looks within organisations in assessing both of these key variables by determining employee perception of leadership based on the social identity theory, how this perception influences said key variables, and how this influence is otherwise mediated by variables classified as workplace and employee factors. It is found that leadership influences product design and company information safety only via some of the mediators considered in this study. The present study advances theoretical and practical understanding and application of the social identity leadership theory as well as sheds light on subtle and insufficiently investigated relationships between the variables of concern.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Awards:University of Twente Scholarship
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79539
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