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Leadership Styles Of Owner-Managers And Employees’ Performance: The Moderating Role Of Age And Experience

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  • Aborampah Amoah-Mensah

    (University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana)

  • Patrick Darkwa

    (University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana)

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Drawing on the contingency theory, we investigated the relationship between the leadership style of owner-managers of small sawmills in the Sokoban Wood Village in Kumasi, Ghana. Based on 315 employees from 63 sawmills, we proposed that leadership styles of owner-managers influence employees’ performance. We also hypothesized that the age and experience of ownermanagers moderate the relationship between leadership styles of owner-managers and employees’performance. Using simple linear multiple and moderated multiple regressions to test the hypotheses, we found that autocratic, charismatic, transformational and visionary leadership styles of owner-managers influence employees’ performance. Age and experience of owner-managers, however, did not moderate the relationship between leadership styles of owner-managers and employees’ performance.

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  • Aborampah Amoah-Mensah & Patrick Darkwa, 2018. "Leadership Styles Of Owner-Managers And Employees’ Performance: The Moderating Role Of Age And Experience," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 13(3), pages 34-60, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:13:y:2018:i:3:p:34-60
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