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The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Innovation:An Application in Logistics Sector


  • Dilara San

    (Istanbul Ticaret Universitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitusu, Insan Kaynaklari Yuksek Lisans Programı, Istanbul, Turkiye)

  • Osman Bayraktar

    (Istanbul Ticaret Universitesi Isletme Fakultesi Havacilik Yonetimi, Istanbul, Turkiye)


Aim of this research is to investigate the relationship between intentional leadership styles and innovation. Research, was held in Istanbul Sisli, at the one of Turkey's largest logistics company. A total of 7000 people, including 1200 mid-level executives and 100 senior executives, are in operation. The survey was conducted with the participation of 100 senior managers. Working with this content is a case study. As a result of analysis of research data; it was found that there was a significant positive relationship between the general leadership scale and the autocracy, democracy, humanism, bureaucracy and charismatic subordinate to it. Another meaningful relationship was found between leadership scale sub-dimensions and autocracy and innovation scale. A statistically significant difference was not found between the variables except this. Key Words:Leadership, Creativity, Innovation

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  • Dilara San & Osman Bayraktar, 2017. "The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Innovation:An Application in Logistics Sector," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 6(5), pages 68-86, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:6:y:2017:i:5:p:68-86

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