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ERIC Number: EJ1143175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Proactive Goal Generation and Innovative Work Behavior: The Moderating Role of Affective Commitment, Production Ownership and Leader Support for Innovation
Montani, Francesco; Battistelli, Adalgisa; Odoardi, Carlo
Journal of Creative Behavior, v51 n2 p107-127 Jun 2017
Building on goal-regulation theory, we develop and test the hypothesis that proactive goal generation fosters individual innovative work behavior. Consistent with a resource-based perspective, we further examine two-three-way interactions to assess whether the link between proactive goal generation and innovative behavior is jointly moderated by organizational affective commitment and production ownership, or, alternatively, leader support for innovation. In a sample of 442 municipal employees from the administrative division of an Italian city hall, proactive goal generation was positively associated with innovative work behavior. Additionally, as expected, this relationship was stronger when employees were highly affectively committed to their organization and when they exhibited a high level of production ownership or received extensive support for innovation from their supervisors. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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