Impact of inclusive leadership on employee innovative behavior

Perceived organizational support as a mediator

Lei Qi, Bing Liu (Corresponding Author), Xin Wei, Yanghong Hu

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Abstract

Despite extensive literature on leadership and its impact employee innovative behavior, few studies have explored the relationship between inclusive leadership and employee innovative behavior. To address this gap, this study aimed to investigate how inclusive leadership influenced employee innovative behavior by examining perceived organizational support (POS) as a mediator. We used multi-wave and multi-source data collected at 15 companies in China to test our theoretical model. Results revealed that inclusive leadership had significantly positive effects on POS and employee innovative behavior. Furthermore, POS was positively related to employee innovative behavior and partially mediated the relationship between inclusive leadership and employee innovative behavior. We discussed implications and limitations of this study as well as avenues for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number0212091
JournalPloS ONE
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2019

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Keywords

  • CREATIVITY
  • EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP
  • INVOLVEMENT
  • MEMBER EXCHANGE
  • PERCEPTIONS
  • PERFORMANCE
  • SATISFACTION
  • TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP
  • WORK-ENVIRONMENT
  • WORKPLACE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Impact of inclusive leadership on employee innovative behavior : Perceived organizational support as a mediator. / Qi, Lei; Liu, Bing (Corresponding Author); Wei, Xin; Hu, Yanghong.

In: PloS ONE, Vol. 14, No. 2, 0212091, 28.02.2019.

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