Economic Themes (2019) 57 (4) 5, 481-495


Radmila Bjekić, Maja Strugar Jelača, Slobodan Marić

Abstract: The aim of the paper is to investigate if there is any correlation between active leadership style and organizational innovativeness in the case of middle and large companies that operate on the territory of the Republic of Serbia. For this research authors have used Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) on the sample of 159 organizations that have more than 50 employees. Respondents were managers. For data analysis Hierarchical Multiple Regression and Spearman’s correlation was used. Results of analysis show that there is a statistically significant positive relationship between active leadership style and organizational innovativeness in companies in the Republic of Serbia. Available literature and results of previous surveys pointed out all benefits of this leadership style and in this paper results of research show that active leadership style is one of the crucial factors which encourage organizational innovativeness. Due to its positive influence on creating innovative atmosphere and growth of innovativeness, managers should pay more attention to active leadership style and implement it.

Keywords:  Active leadership style; Organizational innovativeness; MLQ; Serbia

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