Leadership Effectiveness and Inter-Functional Coordination in Multinational Oil and Gas Firms in Nigeria

Mills, Bamidele Roseline
Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Rivers, State University, Nkpolu- Oroworukwo, PMB 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Prof. K. B. Bagshaw
Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Rivers, State University, Nkpolu- Oroworukwo, PMB 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Dr. M. D. Tamunomiebi
Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Rivers, State University, Nkpolu- Oroworukwo, PMB 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria


This study assessed the relationship between leadership effectiveness and inter-functional coordination in multinational oil and gas firms in Nigeria. The methodology was quantitative and anchored on a correlational design. Data was obtained from 96 management staff from 9 multinational oil and gas firms in the South-south of Nigeria using the structured questionnaire. Three (3) null hypotheses were tested in line with affirming the significance and strength of the relationship between leadership effectiveness and measures of inter-functional coordination such as functional design, collaboration and reward system using the Spearman’s rank order correlation coefficient. The findings established that there exists significant correlations between leadership effectiveness and the three measures of inter-functional coordination; hence the rejection of all hypotheses. It was concluded that the development and structuring of leadership for improved effectiveness, advances the substantial navigation of the internal workings and settings between groups and functions, and by that facilitates outcomes of Inter-functional coordination such as functional design, collaboration and reward system in multinational oil and gas firms in Nigeria.

Keywords: Inter-functional coordination, Leadership effectiveness, Functional design, Collaboration, Reward systems.


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