Impact of Top Management Leadership Styles on ERP Assimilation and the Role of Organizational Learning
Shao, Z., Feng, Y. Q., and Hu, Q (2017) “Impact of Top Management Leadership Styles on ERP Assimilation and the Role of Organizational Learning.” Information & Management, 54(7), 902-919. doi/10.1016/j.im.2017.01.005.
47 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2018
Date Written: January 19, 2018
We develop a theoretical model of how leadership style and organizational learning culture impact ERP assimilation and test this model with data collected from organizations that have used ERP systems for at least one year. We find that the influence of transformational leadership on organizational learning is strong but mediated by the learning culture, and that of transactional leadership on organizational learning is weak but direct. These results offer new perspectives on ERP assimilation theory and provide guidelines for top management to exercise specific leadership behavior in order to achieve ERP assimilation and long term ERP success.
Keywords: Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership, Organizational Learning Culture, ERP Assimilation, Exploitative Learning, Exploratory Learning
JEL Classification: C12, L14, M15, M10
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