Keterampilan Kepemimpinan Pengusaha Industri Skala Kecil (Studi Di Bandar Lampung)

Hayati, Keumala • Sari, Aida
Journal article Journal of Indonesian Economy and Business • April 2007 Indonesia

Abstract

This research is focused on management in small-scale industries in BandarLampung seen from entrepreneurs' leadership aspect consisting of technical,interpersonal, and conceptual skills. The success of management in the industries isinseparable from the leadership skills. Without these skills, it is anxious that graduallythe industries might develop slowly and be difficult to adapt to the change anddevelopment of their environment.This research is aimed at finding out leadership skills of the entrepreneurs insmall-scale industries reflected in the employees' performance, satisfaction andcommitment to the industries. The analysis unit was at small-scale processing industriesin Bandar Lampung. The number of the samples was 63 units consisting of 26 foodindustries, 16 printing industries, and 21 furniture industries. The assessment ofleadership skills and their influence on employees' performance, satisfaction andcommitment was performed by giving questionnaires to the 371 employees. Thestandards used in the questionnaires were semantic differential scale and analysis toolusing Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with software Lisrel 8.30.The research result shows that the leadership skills comprising technical,interpersonal and conceptual skills collectively influenced the employees' performance,satisfaction and commitment to the industries. While, individually, this can be seen asfollows: 1) technical skill did not significantly influence their performance, satisfactionand commitment to the industries; 2) interpersonal skill significantly influenced theirperformance and satisfaction, except commitment; 3) conceptual skill significantlyinfluenced their performance and commitment, except satisfaction. Furthermore, it wasfound that the employees' performance in small-scale industries in Bandar Lampungdid not significantly influence their commitment, but their satisfaction significantlyinfluenced their commitment to the industries. It also was found that the employees'satisfaction significantly influenced their performance.

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