Title: What can corporate governance build in shipping companies?

Authors: Luu Trong Tuan

Addresses: School of Business, International University – Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Abstract: This empirical inquiry into shipping companies in Vietnam seeks to discern whether corporate governance influences organisational culture and leadership, which in turn influences upward influence behaviour. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was utilised for the analysis of 418 responses returned from self-administered structured questionnaires sent to 710 middle level managers. From the findings emerged the linkage pattern of strong corporate governance and its organisational outcomes such as adhocracy, market, and clan cultures or transformational leadership. Adhocracy, market, and clan cultures and transformational leadership were also found to cultivate organisationally beneficial upward influence strategies.

Keywords: corporate governance; organisational culture; transformational leadership; upward influence behaviour; shipping companies; shipping firms; Vietnam; structural equation modelling; SEM; adhocracy; clan culture; markets.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2013.053232

International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 2013 Vol.5 No.2, pp.113 - 136

Received: 02 Nov 2011
Accepted: 29 May 2012

Published online: 28 Feb 2014 *

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