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Transformational and transactional leadership and skills approach: Insights on stadium management

Majd Megheirkouni (Department of International Business, Marketing and Tourism, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK)
Amarachi Amaugo (De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)
Shehu Jallo (Business and Management Research Institute, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK)

International Journal of Public Leadership

ISSN: 2056-4929

Article publication date: 24 August 2018

Issue publication date: 19 October 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the required leadership styles and skills for stadium management, and examine the relationship between transformational and transactional leadership styles and the skills approach: technical, human and conceptual skills.

Design/methodology/approach

A quantitative methods approach was used to gather the data, using a sample of 212 registered individuals in stadium settings.

Findings

The results revealed that there are significant relationships between leadership styles and the skills approach: technical, human and conceptual skills. More importantly, leadership styles were found to be equally important even though the effect between these styles and the skills approach: technical, human and conceptual skills, varied in the three levels of management. Further details have been reported in the results.

Research limitations/implications

The paper provides an insight into the relationship between leadership styles and the required skills, using a quantitative methods approach. While this is an appropriate method, in-depth interviews are needed to understand why/why questions in stadium settings.

Practical implications

Managers should be carefully selected in the three levels of management because unqualified people can have negative consequences on the reputation of a stadium and the hosting of major events. An effective selection program focusing on mid-level managers is essential.

Originality/value

This research represents the first attempt to investigate and understand the relationship between leadership styles and the required skills, using evidence from stadium settings.

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Citation

Megheirkouni, M., Amaugo, A. and Jallo, S. (2018), "Transformational and transactional leadership and skills approach: Insights on stadium management", International Journal of Public Leadership, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 245-259. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPL-06-2018-0029

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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