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Do E-Competences Lead to Digital Transformation? Mediating Role of Digital Leadership: A Study in Malaysian Manufacturing Industry

Salamzadeh, Yashar, Seah, Li Lih and Ai Ping, Teoh (2023) Do E-Competences Lead to Digital Transformation? Mediating Role of Digital Leadership: A Study in Malaysian Manufacturing Industry. In: Strengthening Sustainable Digitalization of Asian Economy and Society. IGI Global, p. 211. ISBN 9798369319420

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The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of e-Competencies on digital transformation, with a specific focus on the mediating role of digital leadership within the context of the Malaysian manufacturing industry. This paper employs a quantitative research approach, utilizing a self-administered questionnaire survey and a structured questionnaire method to collect data. The data collection involves surveying 150 respondents who have actively engaged in digital leadership within their current job roles since the widespread implementation of social distancing measures globally during the Covid-19 pandemic. This study evaluates the new normal working environment in manufacturing industries, where tasks such as coaching, supervising, and managing are performed electronically via digital devices.
The findings reveal a positive and significant correlation between e-competences (encompassing technology and digital literacy) and digital leadership. Additionally, a noteworthy positive association between e-competences and digital transformation is observed, particularly when the digital leadership variable serves as a mediating factor in the relationship.

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Depositing User: Yashar Salamzadeh


Item ID: 17471
ISBN: 9798369319420
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2024 09:46
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2024 10:00


Author: Yashar Salamzadeh ORCID iD
Author: Li Lih Seah
Author: Teoh Ai Ping

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > Sunderland Business School


Business and Management > Business and Management
Business and Management > Management (general)

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