Leadership and Value Creation on Innovation: The Case of Software Developer Sector in Guadalajara, México

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Juan Mejía-Trejo

Universidad de Guadalajara - Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económico Administrativas (CUCEA)

Jose Sanchez-Gutierrez

Universidad de Guadalajara - Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económico Administrativas (CUCEA)

Manuel Ortiz-Barrera

Universidad de Guadalajara - Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económico Administrativas (CUCEA)

Date Written: November 4, 2014

Abstract

This document is a descriptive study that aims to discover and analyze the elements that characterize the leadership oriented to value creation and development of innovation in organizations. The methodology is based on the application of Short Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ 5X) of Avolio & Bass, (2004), for discovering the predominant type of leadership as; Transformational(LTRF), Transactional (LTRS), Passive/Avoidant (LPAV), and their results (RLDS) characterized with 45 indicators, and their incidence to the Value Creation (VC,8), Innovation Generation (IG,50), add up 103 indicators, describing 36 dimensions and 9 variables. The questionnaire was applied to 200 managers belonging to firms of the Software Developer Sector (SDS), as subject of study in Guadalajara City, Mexico (GCM). The study concluded with the discovery of LTRF as a predominant leadership in SDS, with positive correlation with VC and IG. LPAV, has an opposite correlation, mainly with VC (11%).

Keywords: Leadership, MLQ 5x, Value Creation, Innovation Generation

Suggested Citation

Mejía-Trejo, Juan and Sanchez-Gutierrez, Jose and Ortiz-Barrera, Manuel, Leadership and Value Creation on Innovation: The Case of Software Developer Sector in Guadalajara, México (November 4, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2390787 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2390787

Juan Mejía-Trejo (Contact Author)

Universidad de Guadalajara - Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económico Administrativas (CUCEA) ( email )

Periférico Norte N° 799
Zapopan, 45100
Mexico

Jose Sanchez-Gutierrez

Universidad de Guadalajara - Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económico Administrativas (CUCEA) ( email )

Periférico Norte N° 799
Zapopan, 45100
Mexico

Manuel Ortiz-Barrera

Universidad de Guadalajara - Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económico Administrativas (CUCEA) ( email )

Periférico Norte N° 799
Zapopan, 45100
Mexico

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