Support for innovation and individual innovation readiness as mediators between transformational leadership and innovative work behaviour: An empirical study within Singaporean service organizations

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Changes in the world’s economic landscape is forcing companies, especially those in the service industry, to stay relevant by introducing innovative service options and solutions. Employee innovative behavior has become an important condition for these businesses to succeed in this dynamic environment. While transformational leadership is often seen to induce innovative work behavior in employees, little is known about the psychological mechanisms through which this effect occurs. Our research conceptualizes the mediating effect of perceived support for innovation and individual innovation readiness in a series: between transformational leadership and actual innovative work behavior. We use the responses of 428 employees from six service organizations in Singapore to test our three-path mediation model. As hypothesized, the data supported the three-path mediation model. The results reveal a partial mediating role of support for innovation and a fully mediating role of individual innovation readiness. This finding is useful for designing and implementing effective human resource and organizational development interventions, with the objective of facilitating innovation in workforce within the service-type contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2019
Event11th Asia Academy of Management Conference 2019 - Patra Bali Resort, Kuta Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 19 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
Conference number: 11
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Conference11th Asia Academy of Management Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleAAOM 2019
CountryIndonesia
CityKuta Bali
Period19/06/1921/06/19
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Service organization
Empirical study
Work behavior
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Readiness
Transformational leadership
Employees
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Innovative behavior
Singapore
Dynamic environment
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Economics
Workforce
Organizational development
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Support for innovation and individual innovation readiness as mediators between transformational leadership and innovative work behaviour : An empirical study within Singaporean service organizations. / Tan Bee Choo, Amy ; van Dun, Desirée Hermina; Wilderom, Celeste P.M.

2019. Paper presented at 11th Asia Academy of Management Conference 2019, Kuta Bali, Indonesia.

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