Transformational Leadership as a Predictor of Innovative Work Behaviour: Moderated by Gender

Rabia Imran, Arshad Zaheer, Umara Noreen

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The criterion of success has changed from “how hard you work” to “how different you work”. Innovation is the lifeblood of today's competitive organization. In this backdrop, this study investigates the effect of transformational leadership on innovative work behavior. The study also examines the moderating impact of gender on transformation leadership and innovative work behavior. Data was collected through a structured questionnaire using the random sampling method. The participants of the study consisted of managers from the telecommunication sector of Pakistan. 320 valid questionnaires were collected with a response rate of 20%. This empirical study used Hierarchical regression models to test the hypothesized relationships. The findings reveal that transformational leadership has a positive and significant impact on innovative work behavior. Gender contributes significantly as a moderator between transformational leadership and innovative work behavior. This study highlights the significant moderating role of gender between all dimensions of transformational leadership viz Inspirational motivation, intellectual Stimulation and Attributed charisma and Innovative Work, except idealized Influence and Individualized Consideration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-759
Number of pages10
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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