Leadership ethics and Internal control System In the selected construction Eenterprises Kampala District, Uganda

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Kampala International University. College of Economics & Management
This study sought to establish the effect of leadership ethics and internal control system in the selected enterprises in Kampala District. The researcher used questionnaires as the research instrument. A sample of 100 employees was used as respondents of the study. The objectives of this study were i) To determine the profile of the respondents in terms of gender, age, marital status, level of education, position in the organization, length of service ii) To identify different ethical approaches used by leaders today iii)To identify the control procedures used in enterprises iv) To examine if there is a significant relationship between Leadership ethics and ICS in the selected enterprises Kampala. Cluster sampling was used as the sampling procedure and the data collected was analyzed using SPSS package so as to determine mean, the level of dependent and independent variables. Using Pearson’s Linear Correlation Coefficient, the correlation between the variables was determined. It was established that there is a significant relationship between leadership ethics and internal control system. It was discovered that leadership ethics is positively correlated with Internal control system (r=0.993) Sig=(0.000) and Internal control versus leadership ethics it was discovered that R= (0.917), sig.=0.000) Utilitarianism (r=0.197,sig.=0.000) Autocracy (r=0.899,sig.=0.000) .Rights approach (r=0.905, sig.=0.000) On the overall Leadership ethics is positively and significantly correlated with overall performance of internal control system with index (r=.397),sig.=0.000).It is recommended that organizations should have a team of external Auditors to assess the level efficiency and effectiveness of ICS in their enterprises not the Cashier doing the same job. Also organizations should have an internal Auditor working independently as one of the controls that can portray the efficiency and effectiveness of internal internal control system.
A Thesis presented to the college of higher degrees and research of Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Business Administration
Leadership ethics, Construction enterprises, Kampala District, Uganda