LEADERSHIP INFLUENCE TOWARDS INTEGRITY SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION IN THE GOVERNMENT LINKED COMPANY IN MALAYSIA
AbstractMalaysia is one of many countries around the world that are besieged with negative perception of being corrupt. As reported by Transparency International, Malaysia is the sixty-one least corrupt nation out of one-hundred seventy-five countries, according to the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index. Therefore, that is important for Malaysian public and private sectors to take the responsibility to clear the negative perception of the publics towards integrity system of country of Malaysia. Since, the leader is the key person to the organisational success, therefore this study aims to assess the roles played by the leader toward the implementation of corporate integrity system in the government-linked company. This paper focuses on the leadership influence towards the success of integrity implementation in the government-linked company (GLC). Data were collected via questionnaires from hundred executives and managers of a GLC in Malaysia. The data were collected based on the respondents’ perception on the leadership elements of integrity by using five-point Likert scale. Our findings confirmed that the case firm implemented a good corporate integrity practice in the firm. Consistent with the literature, the findings suggest that managing ethically is considered as an essential leadership competency. In addition, the senior managers are seen as a role model for the leadership. Finally, this study is expected to provide evidence to assist the policy maker to achieve their strategic plan to rebuild the good image of country of Malaysia.
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