Determining the Key Capacities of Effective Leaders in Malaysian Public and Private Focused Universities

Ghasemy, Majid and Hussin, Sufean and Razak, Ahmad Zabidi Abdul and Maah, Mohd Jamil and Ghavifekr, Simin (2018) Determining the Key Capacities of Effective Leaders in Malaysian Public and Private Focused Universities. SAGE Open, 8 (4). p. 215824401880762. ISSN 2158-2440

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244018807620

Abstract

The study was undertaken to identify the essential leadership capabilities and managerial competencies as the key leadership performance drivers in Malaysian focused universities. To collect data, the previously developed scales of capabilities, competencies, and leadership performance in the context of Malaysian Higher Education (HE) were distributed among the leaders in seven public focused and 12 private focused universities. In total, 172 completed surveys were collected among which 94 had been filled out by the leaders in Malaysian public focused and 78 had been completed by leaders in private focused universities. The data were screened and SmartPLS 3 was employed to analyze the data. Also, Finite Mixture Partial Least Squares (FIMIX-PLS) segmentation and Importance–Performance Map Analysis (IPMA) were run to extend the results. The outcome of FIMIX-PLS didn’t reveal unobserved heterogeneity within the data and, through IPMA, change-oriented capability was identified as the main improvement area to be addressed by management activities. Moreover, the implications of the findings were discussed and future directions were recommended.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership capability and managerial competency; leadership performance; FIMIX-PLS; IPMA; Malaysian public and private focused universities
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 02:43
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2019 02:43
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22042

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