Title: Impact of leadership style on sustainable innovation

Authors: Stefane Kabene; Said Baadel; Rafik Attou

Addresses: Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences (FCAS), Canadian University Dubai, Dubai, UAE ' Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences (FCAS), Canadian University Dubai, Dubai, UAE ' School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Abstract: In a rapidly changing environment, innovation is essential in maintaining long-term survival of public and private organisations. The following paper used quantitative research with the aim of understanding the impact of global innovation index variables have on innovation in 64 countries. Single regression analysis was used to find correlations between global innovation index (II) and other indices such as government effectiveness index (GEI), gender inequality index (GII), cultural diversity index (CDI) among others in order to understand how the above variables affected and influence innovation in studied countries. Our study provides a concise explanation of the intricate relationship between transformational leadership and its impacts on innovative, modernised organisational culture, trickling down the hierarchal pyramid to both public and private sectors. This research will benefit the business community, governments, and different stakeholders to understanding what variables and leadership types are most effective and associative with innovation.

Keywords: cultural diversity; glass ceiling index; government effectiveness index; happiness index; transformational leadership.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2019.10023634

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2019 Vol.15 No.3, pp.214 - 229

Received: 01 Mar 2018
Accepted: 19 Dec 2018

Published online: 04 Sep 2019 *

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