Do superiors' intranet use predict their transformational leadership?

Vivian C SHEER, Ling CHEN

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An intranet is the internal applications of the Internet within an organization. This study examines the relationship between superiors' intranet use and transformational leadership perceived by subordinates in organizations in Hong Kong. Results indicate: (1) all respondents' organizations have an intranet; (2) over two‐thirds of the immediate superiors have used an intranet to communicate with respondents; (3) intranet users are higher on perceived transformational leadership than are non‐users; (4) the more frequently the superior uses an intranet, the greater his/her transformational leadership rating; (5) among the examined five variables, intranet use is the major predictor of transformational leadership, it alone explaining 38.69 per cent of the variance; (6) use of traditional media is negatively related to perceived transformational leadership. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-136
Number of pages17
JournalAsian Journal of Communication
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Communication
  • Education


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