Investigation of leadership styles in the construction industry of Sudan

Khalil, Ahmed Elwalid Farouk (2016) Investigation of leadership styles in the construction industry of Sudan. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The construction industry is considered to be one of the economic pillars in both the developing and developed countries as it facilitates the availability of support infrastructures in the economy. Sudan is one of the African countries whose construction industry has been gaining importance over the recent years as the country seeks to establish revolutionary infrastructures as its economy grows. Among the key issues in the construction industry, which plays a critical role, is the leadership styles, which influences the ultimate efficiency and performance in the construction industries. With very limited empirical evidence on how leadership styles impacts on the construction industry of Sudan, this study investigates the leadership styles employed by construction organisations in Sudan. This study adopts qualitative research method where data was collected from a sample of four project managers in the Sudanese construction industry where interview method was employed. From the results obtained, it was revealed that the leadership style that dominates the Sudanese construction industry is the bureaucratic leadership style as reflected in the availability of clear lines of command where everyone is expected to adhere to the established rules. The national culture of Sudan, technology, politics, and financial resources were revealed to be the major factors influencing the leadership styles adopted in the construction industry. As the study concludes, recommendations on how to foster efficiency in the construction sector are provided.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 10:53
    Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 10:53
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21716

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