Constructing A Model of Leadership Behaviours For Achieving Competitive Advantage in RMG Bangladesh: Perspective of A Developing Country

PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION (2021) 58(2): 10261-10277, http://psychologyandeducation.net/pae/index.php/pae/article/view/3996

17 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2021

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Mohammad Alam Tareque

Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)

Alam Tareque

Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)

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Date Written: March 23, 2021

Abstract

The purpose of this study had been to construct a model of leadership behaviors for achieving competitive advantage in the ready made garments sector of Bangladesh from the perspective of a developing country. The literature review highlighted that leadership behaviors have been studied concerning competitive advantage duly, and they emerged as a separate theme from the literature. However, they have not been conceptualized into a comprehensive framework, which is addressed in this study. Three types of leadership behaviors had been found influencing competitive advantage for an organization. We hypothesized that task oriented, people oriented, and change oriented leadership behaviors have a significant correlation with a competitive advantage.

We surveyed 400 RMG employees, operators, supervisors, executives, and leaders. We found that three types of leadership behaviors alone do not significantly contribute to achieving competitive advantage. However, when emotional intelligence mediates these three behaviors with a competitive advantage, they significantly contribute. Therefore, the present study has developed a conceptual model indicating the relationship between different leadership behaviors, emotional intelligence, and competitive advantage. The model has been developed for Bangladesh's RMG industry due to the paucity of research on leadership behaviors.

This article's contribution is part of a dissertation to knowledge is threefold: 1) Practical Implications: Policy implications for the RMG sector, Implementing the recommendations for solving the problem of leadership and gaining competitive advantage. 2) Theoretical Implications: adding change oriented behavior with task and people oriented ones in the theoretical framework, experimenting with emotional intelligence as a mediating factor. 3) Continuation of research and methodological implications by a time series longitudinal study, cohort studies for other manufacturing groups - contexts. They are initiating a new line of inquiries like digital leadership in apparel industries.

Keywords: Leadership, Competitive Advantage, Emotional Intelligence, Bangladesh, RMG

Suggested Citation

Tareque, Mohammad Alam and Tareque, Alam, Constructing A Model of Leadership Behaviours For Achieving Competitive Advantage in RMG Bangladesh: Perspective of A Developing Country (March 23, 2021). PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION (2021) 58(2): 10261-10277, http://psychologyandeducation.net/pae/index.php/pae/article/view/3996, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3810729

Mohammad Alam Tareque

Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) ( email )

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