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Mydin transformation focus: leadership and organizational change

Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad (Universiti Teknologi Mara (UTM), Kota Bharu, Malaysia)
Filzah Md Isa (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia)
Siti Norezam Othman (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia)

Publication date: 1 July 2011


Mydin transformation focus: leadership and organizational change.

Subject area – Leadership and organizational change. Study level/applicability – Undergraduate and Master's degrees in Business and Management. Managers and executives undergoing training in leadership-related issues will also benefit from the case study through development of analytical and decision-making skills. Case overview – The case study highlights a successful retail business leader who has been directly involved in the transformation of his family business from a mere merchandiser to hypermarket owner. For more than five decades of developing and cultivating his leadership skills, business competencies and continuous learning, he successfully competes with foreign giant retailers. To comprehend the transformation process undergone by his business, the case study captures the development phases of the organizational changes and the leader's leadership and decision-making styles from the early establishment of the company until becoming a local giant retailer, that is chosen as a ”value for money” merchandiser by the customers. Expected learning outcomes – The target users of the case study are expected to:

  • Identify the critical success factors of successful leader.

  • Examine the leadership and decision-making styles employed by the leader.

  • Develop the competencies or capabilities of a retail business leader.

  • Determine programmes or initiatives and strategies used by the leader in transforming the business organization.

  • Apply the lesson learnt of a successful leader to their organization.



Muhammad, N.M.N., Md Isa, F. and Othman, S.N. (2011), "Mydin transformation focus: leadership and organizational change", , Vol. 1 No. 3.



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