DOES LEADERSHIP REALLY MATTER IN COMBATING FRAUD? INDONESIAN’S MILLENNIALS PERSPECTIVES

Indra Soeharto Nugroho(1*),

(1) Pertamina Hulu Mahakam
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


This research aims to synthesize Indonesian’s millennials opinion and perspective on the impact of leadership and their preference on leadership type in anti fraud context. Despite common opinion emphasizing the important role of leadership on anti fraud and anti corruption campaigns, this research intends to focus on examining the insights of millennials. This research targeted millennials as one of the largest age-group in the current workforce.
This research proposes three research questions; first, to Indonesian’s millennials, does leadership really matter in anti fraud and anti corruption campaigns? Second, what leadership characteristic is the most important according to the millennials? And third, what is millennial’s leadership-style preference?
Using questionnaires, the research collects 231 responses from respondents in 5 cities in Indonesia. The research found that millennial agrees that leadership has strong impact in combating fraud and corruption. The research shows that millennials put trustworthiness as the most important characteristic for a leader. Finally, it also reveals that millennials prefer leader that applies coaching leadership-style.
Understanding millennials’ opinion on this topic will provide valuable insight while formulating specific leadership approach for leaders to engage their team member in achieving the objectives, in particular on anti fraud and anti corruption campaigns. The result of this research proposes that specific leadership-style shall be taken to effectively engage millennials team-members in conducting a successful anti fraud campaigns and combating fraud and corruption in the workplace.


Keywords


Fraud and Corruption, Leadership, Leadership Style, Millennials

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21532/apfjournal.v3i2.75

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