The Effective Leadership Style in Health Sector of Pakistan and Its Impact on Information Security



Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the most prevalent Leadership style in health sector (i.e. Hospitals) of Pakistan and to explore the impact of leadership on Information security and their mutual relationship. Design/methodology/approach – This paper’s approach is quantitative and involved data collected from 107 respondents of 73 hospitals through a questionnaire. The respondents were administrators or doctors or both at the same time from various private and public hospitals. The questionnaire comprised 5 questions for ‘Leadership concern for Production’, 7 questions for ‘Leadership concern for people’ and 7 questions for ‘Information security’. For effective analysis the results, the data have been obtained through the following cities of Pakistan, namely; Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Hyderabad, Larkana, Khairpur, Sukkar, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Sarai Naurang, Karak and Tank. For analysis and accurate output SPSS and MS Excel are used..Findings – The analysis revealed that Team Management/Leadership is the most predominant style in health sector (i.e. hospitals) of Pakistan. Majority of the respondents replied that the aforementioned style has greater correlation with the information security practices. This study is beneficial for all those individuals who really want to have a deep insight into the exploration of leadership style and its impact on information security practices within Health sector (i.e. hospitals) of Pakistan.Research limitations/implications –This study does not show individually and independently the leadership style and its impact on information security of private as well as public hospitals.Originality/value – This study is one of the first studies to empirically demonstrate the most prevalent leadership style in health sector (i.e. hospitals) across Pakistan and to determine its impact on information security practices.

Keywords: information security, leadership, privacy, confidentiality, People, Task

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