An empirical study into the individual-level antecedents to employee-driven innovation
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Original versionTechnology innovation management review. 2020, 10 (6), 41-51. 10.22215/timreview/1367
The purpose of this paper is to link individual-level factors (such as need for autonomy, selfleadership, and perceived job autonomy) to employee-driven innovation with self-leadership as an indirect link. The study is based on survey data of 315 employees in the banking sector, collected in two waves where the variables were separated in time. The hypothesized model was analysed using a structural equation model on Stata. First, it was found that the need for autonomy had an indirect association with employee-driven innovation through self-leadership. Second, the findings show that self-leadership had a positive relationship with employee-driven innovation. Finally, there was no support found for the moderating role of perceived job autonomy between self-leadership and employee-driven innovation. The findings in this paper are important because they identify individual-level antecedents of employee-driven innovation.
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