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.

Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Research Paper No. 2018-01-04

47 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2018

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Zhen Shao

Harbin Institute of Technology - School of Management

Yuqiang Feng

Harbin Institute of Technology - School of Management

Qing Hu

Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College - The City University of New York

Date Written: January 19, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Shao, Zhen and Feng, Yuqiang and Hu, Qing, Impact of Top Management Leadership Styles on ERP Assimilation and the Role of Organizational Learning (January 19, 2018). 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. ; Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Research Paper No. 2018-01-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3105696

Zhen Shao

Harbin Institute of Technology - School of Management

Heilongjiang
China

Yuqiang Feng

Harbin Institute of Technology - School of Management

Heilongjiang
China

Qing Hu (Contact Author)

Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College - The City University of New York ( email )

55 Lexington Ave
P. O. Box B13-276
New York, NY 10011
United States
646-312-3049 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/faculty-profile/qing-hu/

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