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Studying the effect of spiritual leadership on organizational performance: an empirical study in hotel industry

Reza Salehzadeh (Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran)
Javad Khazaei Pool (Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran)
Jafar Kia Lashaki (Department of Management, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran)
Hasan Dolati (Department of Management Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran)
Hadi Balouei Jamkhaneh (Department of Management, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran)

International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research

ISSN: 1750-6182

Article publication date: 3 August 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of spiritual leadership on organizational performance based on the balanced scorecard (BSC).

Design/methodology/approach

Statistical population includes the middle managers of 60 hotels across eight provinces in Iran. For data analysis, 207 accurate completed questionnaires have been used. Structural equation modeling has been used to explore the relationships between the research variables.

Findings

The findings showed that spiritual leadership has a significant positive effect on calling and membership. Also, spiritual leadership, calling and membership have a significant positive effect on organizational performance.

Originality/value

This paper by presenting a comprehensive model provides a framework and approach for studying the performance consequences of spiritual leadership in the hotel industry using the BSC.

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Citation

Salehzadeh, R., Khazaei Pool, J., Kia Lashaki, J., Dolati, H. and Balouei Jamkhaneh, H. (2015), "Studying the effect of spiritual leadership on organizational performance: an empirical study in hotel industry", International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 346-359. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCTHR-03-2015-0012

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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