The mediating effect of organisational climate on the relationship between leadership practices and innovative work behaviour

Dzulkfli, Bari'ah (2014) The mediating effect of organisational climate on the relationship between leadership practices and innovative work behaviour. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

The capability to innovate is essential to the survival of most organisations. Several factors that affect innovative work behaviours have been discussed and explored by scholars. It is generally believed that innovative work behaviours are influenced by leadership practices and organisational climate. However, few studies have evaluated the organisational climate and leadership practices for innovation in the Malaysian Research and Development (R&D) setting. The previous findings on links between leadership practices and innovative work behaviours are reported to be inconsistent with one another. Meanwhile, there are also critiques regarding the measurement of leadership practices; organisational climate and innovative work behaviours are believed to be biased towards the Western culture. Hence, this study is timely to fill the existing research gap. This study was participated by ninety seven respondents comprises of scientist, assistant scientist and research assistant who are working in seven agricultural public agencies. The findings reported that there is significant relationship between leadership practices, organisational climate and innovative work behaviour. Therefore, the significant finding of the above variables gives relevant condition to further analyse the mediating effect. Result shows that organisational climate has been proven to have full mediating effect on the relationship between leadership practices and innovative work behaviours. It can also be deduced that leadership practices have an indirect effect on innovative work behaviours through organisational climate. The theoretical perspective of this present study contributes to the existing body of knowledge in the field of predicting innovative work behaviours and also for the management to set the right organisational climate for the workers to be innovative.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD58.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
ID Code:6317
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:30 Mar 2015 16:36
Last Modified:30 Mar 2015 16:36

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