A model of transactional and transformational leadership for services personnel

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the effects that leadership styles (i.e., transactional and transformational) can have upon the level of front-line employees’ service delivery quality. Previous literature has mostly looked at leadership and its effects upon subordinates within a sales, psychology, or human resources context. However, due to the idiosyncrasies inherent in services (i.e., intangibility, heterogeneity, perishability, and inseparability), it is likely that, in such a context, different leadership styles will effect performance outcomes. Consequently, this paper seeks to expand the services marketing literature by developing a conceptual framework of leadership style effects adapted to the field of services marketing. Of particular importance are the effects that leadership styles have upon front-line employee “motivators” and service-related job outcomes. Specific hypotheses are developed and future research directions are also presented for consideration.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Marketing & Strategy
Event Title: Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference 1999
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 1999-11-28 - 1999-12-01
PURE Output Type: Paper
Published Date: 1999
Authors: Farrell, Andrew M. ( 0000-0002-5903-3611)
Souchon, Anne L.
Durden, Geoffrey R.

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