Expanded Comparison Matrix paper

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Expanded Comparison Matrix Paper of Transformational Leadership Leona Sgardner Grand Canyon University: RES811 Introduction to Research March 26, 2014 Comparison Matrix Paper of Transformational Leadership Transformational leadership’s influence on job performance, job satisfaction, employee attitudes, and employee engagement has been studied and compared to the influence of transactional leadership on the same. This paper compares three studies by three different researchers. Wright and Pandey (2010), Emery and Barker (2007), and Hechanova and Cementina-Olpoc (2013) conducted empirical research to determine the degree of influence transformational leadership played in each of their sample populations. This…show more content…
They then moved to organizational structure and how that structure can support or obstruct transformational styles such as formalization of processes and procedures, inadequate performance measurement and rewards processes, and a hierarchical chain of command, referencing Bass and Riggio (2006); Howell (1997); Pawar and Eastman (1997); Rainey and Watson (1996); Shamir, House, and Arthur (1993); and Shamir and Howell (1999). Emery and Barker (2007) organized their literature review in subtopics within theoretical issues and hypotheses headings. They began by discussing employee attitude and customer satisfaction by linking organizational commitment and job satisfaction, referencing Porter, et al. (1974), and Kanungo (1982). They authors reviewed the relationship between organizational commitment and customer satisfaction as being well established citing Morrow (1993), Dornstein & Matalon (1989), and Meyer & Allen (1988). Morris (1995) and Brown & Mitchell (1993) were referenced in providing the elements of employee job satisfaction. Emery and Barker (2007) compared and contrasted transformational and transactional leadership and linked them to organizational commitment and job satisfaction, citing Burns (1978), Keegan & Hartog (2004), Bass & Avolio (1987), and Conger & Kanungo (1987). The authors suggested the themes of leadership style, employee
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