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The Impact of Leadership Style Adopted by the Manager in the Nigeria Beverage Sector on Human Resource Motivation: A Field Study in the South-Western Nigeria

Akinlabi Babatunde Hamed, T.O. Oyebisi

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Akinlabi Babatunde Hamed
Department of Transport Operations and Management,Lagos State University School of Transport, Ojo, Nigeria

T.O. Oyebisi
Professor, Department of Business Adminisration and Management Technology, Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria


This study aims first to identify the leadership style which is used the most by the managers in the Nigeria beverage sector, second investigate the factors that influence motivation of employees working in the sector, and third to examine the impact of two leadership styles (Transformational, and Transactional leaders) on human resource motivation. The study population was totality of employees in the Beverage Companies (BCs) located within Lagos State, South-Western Nigeria. Three hundred and fifty questionnaires were distributed, three hundred and ten questionnaires were analyzed. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics at 0.05 significance level with the aid of SPSS statistical program version 21.0 for windows. The results revealed that managers in beverage companies are using the transformational leadership style most; employees in beverage companies are motivated most by job satisfaction. The findings of the multiple regression indicated that transformational leadership style had highest impact on human resource motivation. Based on the findings transformational leardership style is encouraged to be used by the management of beverage companies and other large organizations in Nigeria if they want to be successful and productive.


leadership styles; human resource motivation; Nigeria Beverage Sector; job satisfaction

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