The Impact Of Leadership Styles On Organisational Performance At The Dangote Group Nigeria : A Framework Of African Business Leadership

Dare, Stephanie (2023) The Impact Of Leadership Styles On Organisational Performance At The Dangote Group Nigeria : A Framework Of African Business Leadership. Doctoral thesis, University Of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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ABSTRACT In the last three decades there has been a surge in the importance attached to leadership development. This has gained significant cognizance and policymakers around the world have been interested in understanding the dynamics and effects of leadership development. There is the belief that if African businesses adopt Western management methods, there is the propensity for African businesses to grow, be more efficient and productive. This viewpoint has given intellectual validity to the never-ending stream of donor-funded management training programmes and organisational development treatments that Western consultants have offered to African organisations. However, the applicability of Western-inspired leader development approaches in Africa has been questioned. Against this backdrop, there is the research to ascertain character antecedents and behavioural patterns of Africans and the impact same has on an organisation’s performance especially as it relates to leadership. This will be beneficial to African executives as it has the prospect of being a guide when making the decision on what tactics to adopt in the bid to attaining long term growth for their organisation. This study explores the impact of leadership and management styles on the Dangote Group in Nigeria and develop guidelines that can help to improve African leadership and organisational performance. This study utilises a mixed technique (quantitative and qualitative) approach from a pragmatic standpoint to arrive at its findings. In conducting the study, this thesis firstly seeks insight on the financial indicators from the Dangote Group from 2016 to 2020. The study obtained conducted a survey by collecting data from 201 participants drawn from different companies of the Dangote Group. For the qualitative study, a convenience sample of 10 participants were selected from different companies within the Dangote Group. The participants were purposively selected because of their role in the company, the number of people the participants supervised, work location, and years of working experience within the Dangote Group. The focal objective is to get the importance and role leadership of key positions has played the Dangote Group’s growth. The secondary data revealed a positive performance outlook for the Dangote Group between 2016 and 2020, as determined by different performance indicators. Predictions were made, and all revealed a positive outlook for performance. Qualitative results revealed contextual understandings of leadership styles and organisational performance. During the study, a concept that has not gained as much cognizance and was discovered in the findings of this study to be an essential factor is ’loyalty’ which is at the heart of African leadership elements. The study prescribes some guidelines that have the propensity to enhance African leadership practices because research has indicated that the leadership style adopted by an organisation influences the organisational growth path to an extent, however, this thesis submits that employing the appropriate leadership style must be understood from a given organisational context. This entails adapting leadership practices to align with the organisational context. Key Words: Dangote; Leadership; Performance; Manufacturing

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dangote; Leadership; Performance; Manufacturing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Stephanie Dare
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2023 13:40
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 14:31
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/2490

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