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


  • Somaye Gharibvand

    () (Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya)

  • Mohammad Nurul Huda Mazumder

    () (Faculty of Administrative Science, Laval University, Quebec, Canada)

  • Muhammad Mohiuddin

    (Faculty of Administrative Science, Laval University, Quebec, Canada)

  • Zhan Su

    (Faculty of Administrative Science, Laval University, Quebec, Canad)


This paper discusses the results of the first comprehensive study of semiconductor industry in Malaysia which primarily consists of the operations set up by transnational corporations in high technology centres of Penang and Kuala Lumpur. The goals of our study were 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. We developed a research framework, formed hypotheses, collected extensive data, developed statistical models, and used multiple regression technique to analyze our field data. We concluded that collaboration 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.

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  • Somaye Gharibvand & Mohammad Nurul Huda Mazumder & Muhammad Mohiuddin & Zhan Su, 2013. "Leadership Style and Employee Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Malaysian Semiconductor Industry," Transnational Corporations Review, Ottawa United Learning Academy, vol. 5(2), pages 93-103, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:oul:tncr09:v:5:y:2013:i:2:p:93-103

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    1. Nadeem Khalid & Munwar Hussain Pahi & Umair Ahmed, 2016. "Loosing Your Best Talent: Can Leadership Retain Employees? The Dilemma of the Banking Sector of Hyderabad Sindh, Pakistan: A Mediation Investigation," International Review of Management and Marketing, Econjournals, vol. 6(3), pages 608-616.


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