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Technology and leadership styles: a review of trends between 2003 and 2021

Pavitra Dhamija (Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB), New Delhi, India) (CIDB Centre of Excellence, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa)
Andrea Chiarini (University of Verona, Verona, Italy)
Shara Shapla (Prime Bank Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

The TQM Journal

ISSN: 1754-2731

Article publication date: 24 August 2021

Issue publication date: 16 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

Leadership style denotes the behavioural pattern of a leader, which bears on employee's attitude, perception about organization, manager and job satisfaction. The existence of different styles has presented leadership from diverse perspectives related to individuals' personality and behaviour. The main objective of this article is to explore the association between leadership styles and technology, major themes in this area and what can be the future research directions of this work.

Design/methodology/approach

Leadership style denotes the behavioural pattern of leader, which bears on employee's attitude, perception about organization, manager and job satisfaction. The existence of different styles has presented leadership from diverse perspectives related to individuals' personality and behaviour. The present article aims to review significant work by eminent researchers towards technology and leadership styles in the form trends, annual scientific production; popular affiliations and sources, a three-field plot of countries, scholars and themes, most cited references, trending keywords, thematic analysis of leadership styles and technology research by taking insights from situational leadership theory.

Findings

The findings indicate connections between various keywords and provide interesting themes like transformational leadership style is connected to knowledge management, transactional leadership, empowering leadership, psychological capital and e-leadership. Similarly, leadership is connected to leadership development, gender stereotypes, emotional exhaustion, innovative leadership and organizational performance.

Originality/value

This review analysis of leadership styles and technology is in itself a novice contribution and first of its nature. The identified themes are presenting good knowledge and food for thought for future researches.

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Citation

Dhamija, P., Chiarini, A. and Shapla, S. (2023), "Technology and leadership styles: a review of trends between 2003 and 2021", The TQM Journal, Vol. 35 No. 1, pp. 210-233. https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-03-2021-0087

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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