An audit of leadership styles in E-commerce

Cope, Owen and Waddell, Dianne 2001, An audit of leadership styles in E-commerce, Managerial auditing journal, vol. 16, no. 9, pp. 523-529.

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Title An audit of leadership styles in E-commerce
Author(s) Cope, Owen
Waddell, Dianne
Journal name Managerial auditing journal
Volume number 16
Issue number 9
Start page 523
End page 529
Publisher MCB University Press (Emerald)
Place of publication Bradford, West Yorks, England
Publication date 2001-09-16
ISSN 0268-6902
Keyword(s) audit
organizational change
technological change
Summary Inevitably the adoption of any new technology brings about change but e-commerce is significantly different in that it completely shifts global business into a fast-paced electronic environment. The old notions of management are totally ineffective and a new style, focused on "leadership”, is required – but what style of leadership? The findings of an audit on leadership styles indicate that organisations that have successfully integrated e-commerce have exhibited a unique approach. Using a change management matrix, which determines the impact of change versus leadership style within an organisation, 182 Australian managers were audited and positioned within this matrix. It was found that within the most successful organisations, leaders had a distinctive style that facilitated the appropriate change and established a conducive e-commerce environment.
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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