Title: Leadership, commitment, culture and employee turnover - a deeper examination

Authors: A.T. Resmi; V. Joy Gemini; Paul Silvian; Kuriyan Kannan

Addresses: VIT-BS, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu – 632014, India ' VIT-BS, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu – 632014, India ' Dr. Vyaghreswarudu Institute of Physical Medicine, Timmapuram Village, Vishakpatanam, Andhra Pradesh – 530009, India ' Komet Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd., 16 J ,Attebelle Industrial Area, Bangalore – 562107, India

Abstract: The following study aims to study how leadership motivates organisational commitment and thus decreases employee turnover; and how organisational culture might moderate this relation in the manufacturing industry. The paper begins by introducing different theoretical perspectives on the nature and definition of organisational commitment and its vital role in employee turnover. It then seeks to establish a relation between Burn's traditional leadership styles and commitment types as proposed by Allen & Mayer through a review of available literature. This relation is developed into a model to further study the individual impact of each leadership style on commitment types and thereby on employee turnover. To understand these dynamics more clearly, organisational culture is introduced as a moderating variable. The conclusions of this paper shall show positive or negative relations between each of the variables in the model.

Keywords: organisational commitment; transformational leadership; transactional leadership; organisational culture; employee turnover; motivation; manufacturing industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2014.063380

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.1 - 13

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Jul 2014 *

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