This was an insider research project with the researcher being a nursing dean; however certain measures were taken to ensure validity and reliability of the study. Businesses must find better and more effective ways of communicating not only financial but also non-financial information to these stakeholders.
Coding categories were constructed from the concepts and themes that emerged during the interview process and from the review of the literature. This study provides a new insight for company leaders, policy makers and academics on how the behaviours of leaders, who are key corporate players, can impact the setting of CSR goals and enhance transparency by disclosing online.
The overall findings indicate that most faculty members are satisfied with the leadership style of their deans. These reform require significant development work in a short period of time; various taskforces have been established with specific tasks such as curriculum restructure, improving the range and number of research activities, the merging of institutes, introducing new policies, and establishing a quality assurance approach.
Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the current level of online CSR disclosures among public listed companies in Malaysia, with particular reference to the influence of leadership variables.
Work-related leadership training and skill-development workshops, mentoring, and survival skills workshops could provide new deans with much needed support.
In investigating this issue, a quantitative approach was employed using a sample of top Malaysian public listed companies.
Item Type:. Due to the limitations of a quantitative approach, seven semi-structured interviews with managers were conducted to give context to the quantitative findings as well as supplement the data.
The research on transformational leadership provides a good starting point; however, we need to think of the next step. In Oman, there is a lack of research on the role of leadership in higher education and its importance to staff professional development and job satisfaction, which in turn reflects on the level of organizational performance.
Prior disclosure studies emphasize financial, accounting and economic related variables as determinants to online CSR disclosures.