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dc.contributor.authorSun, Peter Yih-Tong
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Marc Howard
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T04:36:01Z
dc.date.available2011-05-24T04:36:01Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationSun, P.Y.-T. & Anderson, M.H. (2011). The combined influence of top and middle management leadership styles on absorptive capacity. Management Learning, published online on May 10 2011.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5354
dc.description.abstractAbsorptive capacity is an important organizational capability constituted by exploratory, transformative, and exploitative learning processes. Leadership has been shown to affect such processes, but little is known about how the combined leadership styles of top and middle management influence absorptive capacity. This theory-building, exploratory qualitative case study discusses the need for top and middle management to be ambidextrous and to change their styles to better facilitate the three different learning processes. We found that an exploratory learning process was facilitated when both top and middle management used a transformational style, a transformative learning process was facilitated when top management used a transformational style while middle management used a transactional style, and an exploitative learning process was facilitated when both top and middle management used a transactional style. Furthermore, for each of the three learning processes, the leadership styles of top and middle management operated more effectively when certain attributes of the organizational context were emphasized.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_NZ
dc.subjectabsorptive capacityen_NZ
dc.subjectexploitative learningen_NZ
dc.subjectexploratoryen_NZ
dc.subjectorganizational learningen_NZ
dc.subjecttransactional leadershipen_NZ
dc.subjecttransformational leadershipen_NZ
dc.titleThe combined influence of top and middle management leadership styles on absorptive capacityen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1350507611405116en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfManagement Learningen_NZ
pubs.begin-page25en_NZ
pubs.elements-id35994
pubs.end-page51en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume43en_NZ


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