Increasing the Organisational Performance and Performance Intent of Managers in Kenyan Public Enterprises

By Nyambura Koigi and Cecil Arnolds.

Published by The Organization Collection

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The organisational performance of Kenyan public enterprises has been reported to be below expectations. There was therefore a need to investigate ways of improving this performance. The study investigates the influence of perceived leadership styles and personality characteristics on the perceived organisational performance of Kenyan public enterprises. The study also investigates the influence of perceived organisational culture, strategic management and corporate ethics on the perceived organisational performance of these enterprises.
Adopting a survey approach, research data were derived from questionnaires distributed to a sample of 256 executive managers from 53 public enterprises in Kenya. The empirical results reveal that transformational leadership influences organisational performance positively, while self-deceptive narcissistic leadership personality influences organisational performance negatively. The results further show that organisational culture (entrepreneurial and market orientation) and strategic management exert a positive influence on the organisational performance of these enterprises. Managerial implications of these findings are discussed.

Keywords: Performance Intent, Leadership Personality, Leadership Style, Organisational Performance

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp.295-318. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.753MB).

Dr. Nyambura Koigi

Managing Director, Board of Directors, Kenya Post Savings Bank, Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

I am the Managing Director of the Kenyan Post Savings Bank and did my doctoral studies at the Business School in Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. My research interests include organisational culture, leadership, and organisational performance.

Prof. Cecil Arnolds

Head: Research, Business School, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

I am a lecturer in research methodology to MBA students and co-ordinate the Doctoral Programme in Business Administration (DBA) at the NMMU Business School. My research interests include employee motivation, job performance, leadership, and general management issues.


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