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Investigating And Ranking the Main Barriers and Enablers of Digital Leadership in The Manufacturing Industry of UK: A Case Study

Adesola, Eunice, Salamzadeh, Yashar and Ramkissoon, Haywantee (2024) Investigating And Ranking the Main Barriers and Enablers of Digital Leadership in The Manufacturing Industry of UK: A Case Study. In: European Academy of Management, 25-28 Jun 2024, University of Bath, Bath, UK. (Submitted)

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The importance of digital leadership can be traced to the implementation of digital transformation within a business or an organization, alongside the process of digitizing the work environment and learning cultures. As various organisations are finding it difficult to transition due to traditional leadership processes, despite the growing adoption of digital leadership in industries; it is essential to explore the value of digital leadership as well as some of the factors that might be causing a hindrance. The research question is defined specifically to examine the benefits and limitations of digital leadership as defined by various level managers in the work environment, hence this study will specifically identify, investigate and rank the main barriers and enablers of digital leadership in the manufacturing industries.
Using a quantitative methodology, the study analysis centres mostly on numbers and tries to gather a range of numeric data that can be used to learn about a particular group of people, known as a sample population. The Fuzzy DEMATEL analysis is used as a statistical test in the research and tries to identify and explore various manager’s perspectives surrounding the implementation of digital leadership and its barriers and enablers in the work environment.
The results tables are clearly illustrated and labelled, alongside the research findings linked to the objectives of the study, as well as various reviewed literatures. The study then concludes with a discussion of findings, summary, various limitations encountered and recommendations for future directions of the research.

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Depositing User: Yashar Salamzadeh


Item ID: 17538
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ORCID for Yashar Salamzadeh: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2024 13:09
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 13:15


Author: Yashar Salamzadeh ORCID iD
Author: Eunice Adesola
Author: Haywantee Ramkissoon

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > Sunderland Business School


Business and Management

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