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Publication date: 12 December 2018

Hisham Hamid Hawass

The purpose of this paper is to develop a scale to empirically measure the self-centered leadership SCL pattern in Arab organizations.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a scale to empirically measure the self-centered leadership SCL pattern in Arab organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper depends on two Egyptian samples. It has conducted exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and multiple regression analyses to generate the proposed SCL measurement scale.

Findings

The analyses have revealed that the new measurement scale is valid and reliable. They have also confirmed the multidimensional structure of the self-centered leadership construct.

Originality/value

The Arab leadership literature is in short of scales which take into consideration the specialties of the Arab cultures. Therefore, this study fills a lacuna in international research which examines Arab leadership behaviors from a culture-bound perspective.

Article
Publication date: 11 December 2017

Hisham Hamid Hawass

The purpose of this study is to examine the direct effect of paternalistic leadership on the employee’s feedback orientation in the Egyptian public sector. It also investigates…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the direct effect of paternalistic leadership on the employee’s feedback orientation in the Egyptian public sector. It also investigates the mediating effect of the employee’s workplace well-being on the relationship between paternalistic leadership and feedback orientation.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses a questionnaire that consists of measures adopted from existing and tested scales. A mediation analysis is conducted using structure equation modelling to examine the hypothesized relationships.

Findings

The findings reveal that paternalistic leadership is positively associated with feedback utility, accountability, awareness and self-efficacy. Moreover, the employee’s workplace well-being significantly mediates the proposed relationship between paternalistic leadership and the aforementioned dimensions of feedback orientation.

Originality/value

The relationship between paternalistic leadership and feedback orientation has received an extremely limited academic attention. This study hypothesizes a mediation model which investigates the leadership, well-being and feedback associations in the traditionally under-researched Egyptian context.

Article
Publication date: 22 March 2013

Hisham Hamid Hawass

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between brand trust and consumer doubts towards new products in the Egyptian mobile phone market. The study controls for…

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between brand trust and consumer doubts towards new products in the Egyptian mobile phone market. The study controls for the effects of age differences and risk aversion.

Design/methodology/approach

The study applies a questionnaire methodology that consists of measures adopted from existing and tested scales on a randomly selected sample of Egyptian mobile phone users. It applies multiple regression analysis in order to predict the hypothesized relationships.

Findings

The research findings reveal that brand reliability is negatively associated with consumer doubts towards the perceived risks and the relative advantage of new products. On the other hand, brand intentions are negatively associated with doubts towards the performance risk of a new product. Besides, age and risk aversion do not control the hypothesized relationships.

Originality/value

This paper examines brand trust from a multi‐dimensional perspective to evaluate consumer doubts towards new products in the Egyptian context.

Details

Journal of Islamic Marketing, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-0833

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Article
Publication date: 2 November 2015

Hisham Hamid Hawass

This study aims to investigate the relationship between ethical leadership and the employee’s perception of job insecurity in the Egyptian public sector. It also investigates the…

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to investigate the relationship between ethical leadership and the employee’s perception of job insecurity in the Egyptian public sector. It also investigates the mediating effect of work locus of control on the hypothesized relationship.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses a questionnaire that consists of measures adopted from existing and tested scales. The hypothesized model has been tested using multiple regression analysis.

Findings

The findings reveal that the character of ethical leadership significantly reduces the employee’s perception of threats to job features and the powerlessness to counteract threats. However, the empowerment dimension of ethical leadership has adverse effects in the employee’s perception of powerlessness.

Practical implications

The adverse effects of the empowerment behavior dimension of ethical leadership may be attributed to East–West differences in the conceptualization of empowerment. The Arab style of management promotes the Islamic principle of Shura, which may slightly deviate from that of empowerment.

Originality/value

This study extends job insecurity research in the often untapped Egyptian culture and provides new insights into the perceived role of leadership character and empowerment in a non-western context.

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International Journal of Commerce and Management, vol. 25 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1056-9219

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Article
Publication date: 4 July 2016

Hisham Hamid Hawass

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between the relational self-identity and prosocial silence in the context of the Egyptian public sector. It also examines…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between the relational self-identity and prosocial silence in the context of the Egyptian public sector. It also examines the mediating effect of relational maintenance strategies among co-workers (RMSC) on the aforementioned relationship.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses a questionnaire that consists of measures adopted from existing and tested scales. A parallel mediation analysis is conducted using Sobel test for specific indirect effects in regression analysis.

Findings

The findings reveal that high relational employees do not engage in prosocial silence unless they are involved in networking and shared tasks strategies.

Originality/value

Prosocial silence has received limited attention despite its drastic effects in employee well-being. This study provides initial insights concerning the dynamics of social behaviours which motivate employees to avoid speaking up in order to not embarrass a workplace friend.

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EuroMed Journal of Business, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1450-2194

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Article
Publication date: 5 October 2010

Hisham Hamid Hawass

The purpose of this paper is to examine the determinants of the reconfiguration capability from a multilevel organizational perspective including interfirm collaboration…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the determinants of the reconfiguration capability from a multilevel organizational perspective including interfirm collaboration, intrafirm collaboration, individual‐, group‐ and organization‐level learning.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a questionnaire survey, the paper is based on data collected from 83 British software firms. Reliability and item total correlation analyses have been undertaken to ensure the internal consistency of the applied measures. A principal component analysis and multiple regression analysis have been applied to examine determinants of the reconfiguration capability.

Findings

The findings indicate that interfirm collaboration positively relates to the implementation of effective reconfiguration. In addition, the findings have revealed that group‐level learning is a successful technique for improving a firm's ability to recombine knowledge streams. Finally, the paper emphasizes the role of organization‐level learning in creating the strategic and structural context from which reconfiguration capability operates.

Originality/value

The paper provides some empirical evidences, which have identified the factors that affect the implementation of the reconfiguration capability.

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European Journal of Innovation Management, vol. 13 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-1060

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