How Ethical Leadership Influence Employees' Innovative Work Behavior: A Perspective of Intrinsic Motivation [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 116 (2):441-455 (2013)

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Drawing on the cognitive evaluation theory, we proposed a homologous multilevel model to explore how ethical leadership influenced employees’ innovative work behavior through the mediation of intrinsic motivation at both group and individual level. With questionnaires rated by 302 employees from 34 work units of two companies in the mainland of China, we conducted multilevel analysis to examine our hypotheses. The results showed that individual innovative work behavior was positively related to both individual perception of ethical leadership and group ethical leadership, while individual intrinsic motivation mediated the two relationships. Moreover, group intrinsic motivation mediated the relationship between group ethical leadership and innovative work behavior. The theoretical and practical implications were further discussed
Keywords Ethical leadership  Innovative work behavior  Intrinsic motivation  Multilevel analysis
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-012-1455-7
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