This year at SAMIBC2021 we are pleased to announce another of our presenters, Stephanie Gapud from Spring Hill College. Dr. Gapud will be presenting, The Mediating Role of the Leader in the Corruption Crisis During a Pandemic Situation.

Presentation Abstract: Covid-19 has exposed corruption as the accompanying crisis to the global health crisis. We argue that the leaders’ capabilities as impacted by the corruption perception index, together with the country’s culture is the discriminating factor in navigating the unexpected. In this study, we used resource-based view theory to frame our argument that global leadership dimension is the rare and inimitable resource that is impacted by the country’s culture and climate of corruption which determines the differences in the pandemic situation in each country.
We presented a structural equation model to illustrate the relationship and the degree of impact of each variable to the country’s pandemic outlook. We then analyzed the predictive ability of this model using a combination of secondary data (Covid-19 statistics, and Google Community Mobility Report) and published country indices (Global Leadership Dimension, Corruption Perception Index, Hofstede’s Cultural Dimension). We used the PLS-Predict Analysis of the Smart-PLS 3.3.2 to analyze the model. This study is the first to use PLS structural modelling to analyze a snapshot of the data and empirically explain the relationships of corruption, culture, leadership, and the movement of the community during the pandemic. Results and future research recommendations are presented.

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