Owner-managers’ transformational leadership behaviours and human resource strategies: A case of small fast-food restaurants in South Africa

SA Journal of Human Resource Management

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Title Owner-managers’ transformational leadership behaviours and human resource strategies: A case of small fast-food restaurants in South Africa
Creator Ntlhanngoe, Lebohang Chipunza, Crispen
Subject organisational behaviour; human resource management owner-manager; transformational leadership; fast-food restaurant; human resource strategy; South Africa
Description Orientation: The proliferation of fast-food restaurants in South Africa calls for transformational leadership (TL) to keep the businesses afloat, through the application of competitive strategic human resource (HR) practices. However, there is shortage of evidence on how TL behaviours of owner-managers in this sector are related to their choice of HR strategies.Research purpose: The purpose of the study was, therefore, to determine the relationship between owner-managers’ TL behaviours and HR strategies relevant to small fast-food restaurants in a district in the Free State Province, South Africa.Motivation of the study: Known studies emphasise that HR strategies can be linked to specific TL behaviours for business growth and survival. Nonetheless, no known study has been conducted within the South African context to establish the link between TL and HR strategies, particularly amongst the small fast food restaurants.Design and method: A positivist research paradigm approach to test the relationships between the study variables. Quantitative data were collected through was used a self-administered questionnaire from (n = 102) small fast-food restaurants’ owner-managers following a cross-sectional study design. Descriptive and logistics regression data analyses techniques were used to make meaning out of data.Main findings: The majority dimensions of TL behaviours and HR strategies are related and few not related.Practical/managerial implications: The study offers insights into small fast-food restaurants’ owner-managers’ need to adapt leadership qualities depending on the HR strategy applied.Contribution/value-add: The study adds to the body of knowledge on how TL precepts are applied in different strategic HR management contexts.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor Central University of Technology, Free State, Postgraduate Research Office
Date 2021-06-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Survey
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhrm.v19i0.1482
Source SA Journal of Human Resource Management; Vol 19 (2021); 9 pages 2071-078X 1683-7584
Language eng
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Coverage — — age, race, gender, position, years in service
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Lebohang Ntlhanngoe, Crispen Chipunza https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0