The use of renewable energy has increased in the past several years. Innovative forms of sustainable alternative energy production, such as solar and wind, are well-recognized energy sources. This paper reviews waste-to-energy (WtE), an innovative and evolving form of renewable energy, and its possible adoption in Nigeria to address this nation’s energy crisis and pollution problem. The theoretical framework of this paper draws from the theory of reasoned action (TRA) and the leadership-led change framework to consider the role of leaders and their influence to adopt WtE. Four factors act as antecedents to the formation of attitudes and subjective norms about WtE, which then affect intentions to adopt WtE. Intentions then become a predictor of behavior for adopting WtE. Through this framework, we examine the predicted potential for WtE as a solution for energy and pollution issues in Nigeria. We modeled leadership-led change as a mediator in the relationship between attitude and intention to adopt WtE in Nigeria. Our results show that leadership-led change partially mediates the attitude–intention relationship in the adoption of WtE. This paper makes two contributions: First, we offer an empirical account of Nigerian leaders’ intention to adopt WtE as a solution for its energy and environmental problems; and second, we offer an extended TRA model that incorporates a leadership-led change framework.
Moghadam, Jahan; Loch, Karen; and Niazi, Kamran Khan
"Mediating Role of Leadership-led Change in Adoption of Waste-to-Energy in Nigeria,"
Engaged Management ReView: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.28953/2375-8643.1080
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