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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