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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 1370) Last page : ( 1375)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2018.01643.1

Linking transformational leadership to firm innovativeness

Poespowidjojo Donny Abdul Latief1, Ramli Azahari1, Kamaruddeen Ahmed Mohammed2, Bakar Muhammad Shukri1, Shakir Khairunnisah Ahmad3

1School of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

2School of Built Environment, University College of Technology Sarawak, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

3Faculty of Muamalat, University College of INSANIAH, Kedah, Malaysia

Online published on 7 December, 2018.


The leadership style of the top management can have a significant effect on the innovativeness of the firm. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of a particular leadership style, transformational leadership, on innovations among logistics companies. Drawing on a sample of 500 logistics companies were randomly selected and given the questionnaire to complete. A total of 86 questionnaires were returned and 84 questionnaires were useable for analysis. Findings revealed transformational leadership has a significant relationship and positive impact on innovativeness of logistics companies. The implication of the study brings new evidence to bear on the notion about the innovativeness in the logistics industry in Malaysia.



Transformational Leadership, Firm Innovativeness, Logistics.


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