The effect of human capital on innovation in agribusiness: the mediating role of strategic leadership

dc.contributor.authorOSEI EBENEZER ADU
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted to the department of marketing and corporate strategy of the Kwame Nkrumah university of science and technology school of business, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of master of business administration (strategic management and consulting)
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to examine the mediating role of strategic leadership on the effect of human capital on the innovation of agribusiness in Ghana. For the purpose of this investigation, a descriptive cross-sectional survey approach was used. This analysis was conducted using a quantitative approach. The 326 participants were selected using a purposeful sampling method. A predefined questionnaire was the main tool for data gathering. Both SPSS v26 and smartpls v4 were used for the statistical analysis. Both descriptive and inferential techniques of analysis were used to examine the data. The findings show that human capital has a direct and substantial effect on innovation and strategic leadership. The findings show that innovation was greatly influenced by strategic leadership. From the data gathered, it was concluded that strategic leadership greatly mediates the link between human capital and innovation. Management, according to the findings, should implement human capital by providing their employees with opportunities to develop their expertise in the areas of knowledge, skill, competence, creativity, attitude, intellectual agility, and capacity, as well as by encouraging them to work together toward a common goal of providing customers with a unique and valuable service or product
dc.titleThe effect of human capital on innovation in agribusiness: the mediating role of strategic leadership