Conflict Types and Innovative Work Behavior: Exploring a New Path

Rabia Imran, Arshad Zaheer, Afsheen Fatima, Muhammad Asif Khan

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The research was aimed at conceptualizing and empirically testing a path to highlight the interrelationships of conflict types and innovative work behavior. A random sample of 320 managers of telecommunication sector of Pakistan was selected for the study. The conceptual model was empirically tested using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The findings reveal positive and significant impact of task conflict on innovative work behavior. Further, it shows the significant positive impact of innovative work behavior on process conflict. There is also a significant and positive impact of process conflict on relationship conflict. This study presents a role model for the strategic managers and practitioners as a guideline to stimulate innovative work behavior through better conflict management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management
Subtitle of host publicationFocused on Electrical and Information Technology Volume II
EditorsJiuping Xu, John A. Fry, Benjamin Lev, Asaf Hajiyev
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783642400810
ISBN (Print)9783642400803, 9783662524244
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management - Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 20139 Nov 2013
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
VolumeLNEE 242
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Conference7th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management
Abbreviated titleICMSEM2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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