Ragaa El Fiky


This study investigates the transformational leadership style and its role in promoting employees' innovation. The study uses a mixed method approach; quantitative and qualitative analysis. To confirm the outcomes of the collected and analyzed data, a qualitative research was conducted via in-depth and descriptive analysis of the proposed correlation. Survey and interview were conducted in three public hospitals located in Cairo, Mansoura and Damietta, Egypt. Findings of quantitative and qualitative analysis strongly supported the main question of the study that transformational leadership style has a relationship and a role in promoting employees' level of innovation which was suggested in the adopted conceptual framework. Results confirmed that the three sub-questions of this research supported the main proposed question. Measures were found to be positively associated with the five proposed hypotheses and were proven to be effective on employees' innovation with a correlation of some external factors such as: "clear vision and mission","lead by doing rather by telling", "innovative leader", "empowerment", "motivation", and "being valued".


Public Policy & Administration Department

Graduation Date


Submission Date

June 2016

First Advisor

Bhuiyan, Shahjahan

Committee Member 1

Barsoum, Ghada

Committee Member 2

Ali, Hamid


109 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis


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I would like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Shahjahan Bhuiyan for being a great professor through the courses of the MPA with informative knowledgeable classes. I also appreciate being my supervisor and thank him for his guidance to come up with this thesis and for the new chance he permitted me to pursue my studies. I am also highly grateful to my esteemed academic professors and thesis committee Dr. Ghada Barsoum for her valuable time and expertise and Dr. Hamid Ali for being so tolerant with me during classes and helpful during the critical time of my thesis. A special acknowledgement must go to the soul of my parents, to my husband and my two girls without whose continuous patience and love, I would not have finished this master degree. This dissertation would not have been completed without the support of my dear sister Safaa Ramadan, my former colleague, who used to take my place and cover my absence during classes and exams. I thank her for the non-stop prayers and for the support and motivational push she gave me when I wanted to quit. I do appreciate Major General Said Eissa's great help especially in the qualitative section and interviewing people. My thanks must extend to the interviewees as well. I am immensely thankful to my beloved friend in the Department of Public Policy and Administration (PPAD) who effortlessly offered her advice and assistance for a complete six years. Thank you Enas Abdel Azim! My thanks must go to professors and staff of the PPAD at AUC and every colleague or friend helped me to finish this study.