Perceptions of middle-top management on organizational performance in agriculture manufacturers in Yangon, Myanmar

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Aung Soe Tha


Purpose: This research aims to investigate middle-top management on the factors impacting organizational performance which are novelty-center business model innovation, continuous improvement, transformational leadership, competitive advantages, and employee performance. Research design, data and methodology: The researcher employed quantitative method through online questionnaire distribution to 450 participants who are middle-top management and have been working at least one year in five agriculture manufacturers in Yangon, Myanmar. Sampling techniques used were purposive sampling, stratified random sampling and convenience sampling. Before the data collection, Item Objective Congruence (IOC) was conducted for content validity test and Cronbach’s Alpha (CA) was employed for pilot testing of the items’ reliability. Afterwards, Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and Structural Equation Model (SEM), including model fit, reliability, and validity were applied. Results: Continuous improvement had a significant impact on competitive advantage as well as the relationship between transformational leadership and employee performance. Furthermore, competitive advantage and employee performance significantly impacted organizational performance. In contrary, novelty-center business model innovation had no significant impact on competitive advantage. Conclusions: Academic researchers are recommended to further investigate factors influencing organizational performance and business executors should promote leadership to enhance employee performance and build business model innovation to gain competitive advantage.


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Soe Tha, A. (2022). Perceptions of middle-top management on organizational performance in agriculture manufacturers in Yangon, Myanmar. AU-GSB E-JOURNAL, 15(2), 95-104.
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Aung Soe Tha

Executive Chairman, Myanmar ComBiz Group.


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