The Impact of Leadership Style on Organizational Performance in Food Business Environments



Basit, Muhammad
(2020) The Impact of Leadership Style on Organizational Performance in Food Business Environments. Doctor of Business Administration thesis, University of Liverpool.

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Abstract

The impact of leadership style on organizational performance has been studied extensively in general; however, the literature has a limited number of studies concerning the impact of leadership style on organizational performance concerning food business environments. On further narrowing the topic of concern, we see that the research conducted in relation to the impact of shared leadership style on organizational performance in food business environments is even more limited. It is also challenging to find a conclusive link between any specific leadership style in various sub-attributes of organizational performance, such as employee retention and food safety culture in the food business operations domain. This research explores the link between leadership style and performance to offer insight into the way in which leadership style creates the distinction between making the food organization more efficient and enhancing organizational performance in food organizations. This action research (AR) project was planned to resolve the organizational performance issues associated with ABC Foods, Canada using multi-qualitative methods. Key data were sourced through the learning set and internal interview at ABC Foods, complemented by external interviews of food industry leaders, and seasoned food professionals. The impact on organizational performance was studied through the analysis of two core elements: employee retention and food safety culture. The interview data were tabulated, trended, and processed through coding and constant comparison in order to establish the interrelationships. The information obtained through interviews was later brought back to the learning set at ABC Foods, where the need arose. Besides being a researcher, I was head of the team at ABC Foods in this project. The findings were challenged by the knowledge available from earlier researchers, wherever applicable. The results indicate that there is a positive relationship between shared leadership style and organization performance. The results also reveal a positive relationship between shared leadership, employee retention, shared leadership, and food safety culture.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Business Administration)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 08:54
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2022 08:21
DOI: 10.17638/03090163
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3090163