Leadership Style and Employee Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Malaysian Semiconductor Industry

 Somaye Gharibvand, Mohammad Nurul Huda Mazumder, Muhammad Mohiuddin, Zhan Su, (2013). Relationship between Leadership Style and Employee Job Satisfaction: Evidence in Malaysia Semiconductor Industry, Transnational Corporations Review, 5(2): 93-103.

11 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2013

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Somaye Somaye Gharibvand

Multimedia University, Malaysia

Mohammad Mazumder

Laval University

Muhammad Mohiuddin

Thompson Rivers University

Zhan Su

Université Laval

Date Written: August 15, 2013

Abstract

This paper discusses the results of the first comprehensive study of semiconductor industry in Malaysia. It primarily consists of the operations setup by transnational corporations in high technology centres of Penang and Kuala Lumpur. The goal of this study was to determine the most effective leadership style to increase employee job satisfaction and to offer recommendations to improve the industry. We examined the relationship between three independent variables, two moderating factors, and employee job satisfaction as the dependent variable. In establishing a research framework, we formed hypotheses, collected extensive data, developed statistical models, and used multiple regression technique to analyze the field data. It is concluded thatcollaboration among the transnational semiconductor corporations, Malaysia’s government investment agency MIDA, and the Malaysian semiconductor firms have succeeded in creating a semiconductor workforce that is productive and enjoys a reasonably high level of job satisfaction.

Keywords: leadership styles, transnational corporations, organizational culture, participative leadership

JEL Classification: M12, M54

Suggested Citation

Somaye Gharibvand, Somaye and Mazumder, Mohammad and Mohiuddin, Muhammad and Su, Zhan, Leadership Style and Employee Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Malaysian Semiconductor Industry (August 15, 2013).  Somaye Gharibvand, Mohammad Nurul Huda Mazumder, Muhammad Mohiuddin, Zhan Su, (2013). Relationship between Leadership Style and Employee Job Satisfaction: Evidence in Malaysia Semiconductor Industry, Transnational Corporations Review, 5(2): 93-103., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2310467

Somaye Somaye Gharibvand

Multimedia University, Malaysia ( email )

Jalan Multimedia
Cyberjaya, Selangor 63100
Malaysia

Mohammad Mazumder

Laval University ( email )

2214 Pavillon J-A. DeSeve
Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4
Canada

Muhammad Mohiuddin (Contact Author)

Thompson Rivers University ( email )

900 McGill Road
Kamloops, BC., British Columbia V2C 0C8
Canada

Zhan Su

Université Laval ( email )

2214 Pavillon J-A. DeSeve
Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4
Canada

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