Impact of inclusive leadership on innovative work behavior: The role of psychological safety

Basharat Javed, Sayyed Muhammad Mehdi Raza Naqvi, Abdul Karim Khan, Surendra Arjoon, Hafiz Habib Tayyeb

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to examine inclusive leadership as a predictor of innovative work behavior with the mediating role of psychological safety. Data were collected from supervisors-subordinates dyads working in textile industry in Pakistan. Our findings suggest that inclusive leadership is a positively related with innovative work behavior, and psychological safety mediates the effect of inclusive leadership on innovative work behavior. The leader-member exchange theory was used to build our theoretical model. We have also discussed theoretical and practical implications of our findings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-136
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Management and Organization
    Volume25
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

    Keywords

    • creativity
    • innovation and R& D
    • leadership
    • organizational change
    • safety climate

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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