Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)


Business Administration

First Advisor

Dr. Abdul Karim Khan

Second Advisor

Riyad Aly Mohammed Eid

Third Advisor

Dr. Rashed Al Zahmi


The aim of this research is to examine the impact of leadership styles on organizational learning in health care context at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) in Al Ain region. The study uses a quantitative methodology to answer the research questions. The findings suggest that both transactional and transformational leadership styles are associated with organizational learning. The transformational leadership is linked with organizational learning through learning goal orientation and trust in leaders whereas transactional leadership style is linked with organizational learning through performance goal orientation. The research findings can help senior executives to put strategic plans for their organizational learning development. Also, the research is expected to provide a baseline for health care policy makers on how they can initiate and create a context of organizational learning through enhancements of the leadership role.


Research Relevance and Potential Impact

This research is relevant for leaders in healthcare organizations. The findings shed light on how different leadership styles are related to organizational learning, an important element for organizational competitiveness. The findings suggest that leaders can build a culture around trust, dissent seeking, learning and performance goals to promote organizational learning.

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