Managerial decision styles of deans: a case study of a Malaysian Public University / Leele Susana Jamian, Gurnam Kaur Sidhu and Parmjit Singh Aperapar.

Jamian, Leele Susana and Sidhu, Gurnam Kaur and Aperapar, Parmjit Singh (2011) Managerial decision styles of deans: a case study of a Malaysian Public University / Leele Susana Jamian, Gurnam Kaur Sidhu and Parmjit Singh Aperapar. Asian Journal of University Education, 7 (2). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1823-7797

Abstract

It is often said that decision making style (DMS) is reflective of leadership style. Numerous studies in the area of Management and Leadership indicate that DMS is a key factor that contributes to the success of both managers and their organizational performance. Using the Decision Making Styles Inventory (DMSI) developed by Rowe and Boulgarides (1992), this paper examines the managerial DMS ofdeans in one of the Malaysian public universities. The scores derived from the DMS were categorized into four decision styles, namely directive, behavioural, analytical and conceptual. The findings revealed that a majority of the deans adopted at least one very dominant or dominant DMS, i mainly behavioural DMS, along with one or two back-up decision styles. Nevertheless, the overall individual results further revealed that the deans possessed more than one style implying that they have considerable flexibility in their managerial DMS and are able to change their decision styles from one situation to another with little difficulty.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Jamian, Leele SusanaUNSPECIFIED
Sidhu, Gurnam KaurUNSPECIFIED
Aperapar, Parmjit SinghUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Theory. Method. Relation to other subjects.
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Theory. Method. Relation to other subjects. > Management information systems. Decision support systems. Enterprise resource planning
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of University Education
Journal: UiTM Journal > Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
ISSN: 1823-7797
Volume: 7
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-16
Official URL: https://education.uitm.edu.my/ajue/wp-content/uplo...
Item ID: 29683
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision Making Styles, Leadership, Deans. Institutions of Higher Education (IHE), Leadership Flexibility.
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29683

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