AGILE LEADERSHIP AND COMPETITIVENESS OF TELECOMMUNICATION FIRMS, RIVERS STATE

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AGILE LEADERSHIP AND COMPETITIVENESS OF TELECOMMUNICATION FIRMS, RIVERS STATE

AGILE LEADERSHIP AND COMPETITIVENESS OF TELECOMMUNICATION FIRMS, RIVERS STATE

Unegbu, Darlington Chigoziri
Darlington_unegbu@uniport.edu.ng
Department of Management
Faculty of Management Sciences
University of Port Harcourt

Ndu-Ahiakwo, Esuru Ifeoma Meg
esuru_ndu-ahiakwo@uniport.edu.ng
Department of Management
Faculty of Management Sciences
University of Port Harcourt

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between agile leadership and the competitiveness of telecommunication enterprises in Rivers State, Nigeria. The survey was designed in a cross-sectional manner. The study’s population consists of 150 supervisors and managers from Rivers telecommunications organisations. The research is a census. A systematic questionnaire was used to obtain data from respondents. The retrieved data was analysed statistically using the Spearman rank order correlation coefficient tool. The findings demonstrated a substantial positive association between agile leadership and telecommunication firm competitiveness in Rivers State, Nigeria. The components of agile leadership (situational awareness and human interactions) are related to competitiveness measurements (difference and responsiveness). The study revealed that agile leadership is associated to competitiveness in Rivers State telecommunications enterprises. As a result, the study recommended, among other things, that management should have agile leadership traits in order to facilitate effective competitiveness and maintain a sustainable position, establish a human relationship that will create differentiation and efficient responsiveness, and have the aptitude for and willingness to accommodate change and combat with changes in the business environment.

Keywords: Agile Leadership, Situational Awareness, Human Relations, Competitiveness, Differentiation, Responsiveness.

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