Impact of Organizational Leadership Styles and Employee-Organization Relationship on Internal Reputation: A Conceptual Framework


This paper proposes a conceptual framework that bridges the concept of internal reputation with organizational leadership and relationship perspectives using the lens of stakeholder theory. A cross-disciplinary literature review is carried out on positive organizational leadership styles, including transformational, authentic, and ethical leaderships, which predict internal reputation among employees, as well as the moderating function of employee-organization relationship in the said relationships. Four propositions are advanced from the review and an integrative conceptual framework is developed. The framework outlines leadership styles which practitioners, especially from the service sector, can consider to adopt in their organizations to enhance internal reputation perceptions on the basis of value creation. The proposed framework also advances the theoretical basis of effectively managing internal reputation from the stakeholder perspective.

Author Biographies

Ling Hooi Lee, Universiti Putra Malaysia

PhD Candidate, Department of Communication, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Zulhamri Abdullah, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Associate Professor of Corporate Communication, Department of Communication, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia


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How to Cite
LEE, Ling Hooi; ABDULLAH, Zulhamri. Impact of Organizational Leadership Styles and Employee-Organization Relationship on Internal Reputation: A Conceptual Framework. Asian Journal of Research in Business and Management, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 254-268, apr. 2023. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 sep. 2023.