Leadership Styles and Organizational Effectiveness in Small Construction Businesses in Puebla, Mexico

Global Journal of Business Research, v. 7 (5) p. 47-56

10 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2013

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Rafaela Martínez Méndez

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP)

José Gerardo Serafín Vera Muñoz

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP)

María Antonieta Monserrat Vera Muñoz

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP)

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This paper analyzes types of leadership and their relationship with organizational effectiveness in small construction enterprises of Puebla. An analysis of various literature related to the topic was examined, for a theoretical basis. Next, some aspects were measured through a Likert-scale questionnaire, using a sample of 49 small construction businesses. The goal is to describe how leadership styles, in small construction businesses located in Puebla, are perceived, along with how to determine their relationships with the organizational effectiveness. The following research question arose: What type of leadership dominates the small construction businesses of Puebla? What is the relationship among organizational effectiveness and the types of leadership? The results of the investigation show a positive and significant correlation between effectiveness, and democratic leadership, and Laissez-faire (liberal) leadership. The regression model used explains 69.1% of the variations in effectiveness. In addition, there is no statistical evidence of omitted variables (the constant test = 0. 914).

Keywords: Styles of Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness, Small Businesses

JEL Classification: L26, M5, M12

Suggested Citation

Martínez Méndez, Rafaela and Vera Muñoz, José Gerardo Serafín and Vera Muñoz, María Antonieta Monserrat, Leadership Styles and Organizational Effectiveness in Small Construction Businesses in Puebla, Mexico (2013). Global Journal of Business Research, v. 7 (5) p. 47-56, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2239357

Rafaela Martínez Méndez (Contact Author)

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) ( email )

21 sur 1103 Barrio
Puebla, 72410
Mexico

José Gerardo Serafín Vera Muñoz

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) ( email )

Calle 4 Sur 104
Centro Historico
Puebla, 72000
Mexico

María Antonieta Monserrat Vera Muñoz

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) ( email )

21 sur 1103 Barrio
Puebla, 72410
United States

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