Measuring and Exploring Factors of Shared Leadership in the Context of Indian IT Sector

Alka Agnihotri (AIBS, Amity University, Noida, India) and Shikha Kapoor (AIBS, Amity University, Noida, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 38
EISBN13: 9781522597025|DOI: 10.4018/JCIT.2019040102
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This research article explores the factors of shared leadership in IT sector in India. A reliable and a valid scale for the measurement of shared leadership (Scale for Measuring Shared Leadership, SMSL) is therefore developed as the previous researches brought to light the requirement of such scales which relate to the Indian IT sector. An attempt is made to reduce large number of variables, studied in relation to the shared leadership from various books and research journals, to a few workable factors and analyse how the factors derived explain the latent construct of shared leadership in the context of IT sector in India. The article also explores the factors of shared leadership using the factorial analysis of the data collected from teams working in the IT sector in India. It is a team level study of shared leadership in IT sector with a focus on obtaining the factors by using the factor analysis method on IBM SPSS. The various variables by which researchers have tried to explain the construct of shared leadership were collected from secondary sources which were then used to develop a questionnaire. The questionnaire was pilot tested and its reliability and validity was evaluated thereafter. Data collected was put to factor analysis through SPSS software to obtain the factors explaining the shared leadership construct in the context of the Indian IT sector. Numerous variables were reduced to few factors. With their help, these factors of the shared leadership in IT sector could be explained as a construct. The findings of this article also include explanation of the variations in the construct of shared leadership in IT sector and which factors contribute in what order to these variations.
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