Investigating the role of leadership and organisational culture in fostering innovation


  • Harith Yas Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Bestoon Othman Business Administration, Koya Technical Institute, Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil, Iraq and Department of Business Administration, College of Administration and Economics, Nawroz University, Duhok, Iraq
  • Aram Jawhar Mohammad Department of Management Information System, Shaqlawa Technical College, Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil, Iraq
  • Salih Rasul Agala Business Administration, Koya Technical Institute, Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil, Iraq


Organisational innovation, organisational culture, leadership


To be competitive in the global market, businesses must innovate. Innovation is a force of change in today's competitive market, and organisations that reject change are at danger. The goal of the study was to figure out what leadership style and organisational culture may be used to create a long-term work environment that encourages organisational innovation. Companies cannot protect themselves against change, regardless of the size of their resource pool or their organisational excellence. Change brings with its danger and uncertainty, but it also brings with its opportunity. The decision to innovate must be accompanied by activities that establish an atmosphere that encourages individuals to be creative. For an organization's innovation initiatives to be effective, it must have a culture that encourages individuals to participate in innovation. The study employed quantitative method. To investigate this relationship, the researcher adapted a survey instrument to obtain the date from UAE firms. A Self-administrated questionnaire was distributed to employees who were randomly selected from the organisation. The data was collected through survey questionnaire from 500 participants working in the companies in UAE.  The data was analysed by using smart-PLS software.


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Yas, H., Othman, B., Mohammad, A. J., & Agala, S. R. (2022). Investigating the role of leadership and organisational culture in fostering innovation. International Journal of Health Sciences, 6(S5), 2316–2334.



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