Transformational Leadership, High Performance Work System, Job Motivation, Power Distance, Task Performance
This study investigates the effect of transformational leadership and high performance work system on job motivation and task performance at the business schools of Thai universities. Following the existing literature, transformational leadership, and high performance work system is an origin of job motivation that leads to task performance. Therefore, transformational leadership and high performance work system is important in creating job motivation for the improved performance of a lecturer. The sample was of 896 lecturers from business schools at government Universities in Thailand and the statistics used are tested by ordinary least squared regression. Furthermore, response bias, validity, and reliability were examined by the researcher. These results reveal that that transformational leadership and high performance work system have a significant positive effect on job motivation. Furthermore, job motivation still has a significant relation to task performance. Surprisingly, power distance has no significant positive moderating effect on the relationship of transformational leadership, high performance work system on the job motivation of lecturers in the business schools of government Universities in Thailand. Subsequently, managerial and theoretical contributions, and suggestions for further research are presented.
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