Innovativeness in Organizations: The Role of LMX and Organizational Justice. The Case of Poland

Agnieszka Wojtczuk-Turek, Dariusz Turek

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The subject of the paper is the analysis of chosen determinants of innovative behaviors in the workplace (IWB). Particular focus was placed on the examination of relations between IWB and leader-member exchange (LMX), and organizational justice. Theoretical premises and empirical studies to date suggest that both LMX and organizational justice positively correlate with IWB. The examination of the variables with regard to IWB was conducted in isolation, however, which indicates that it does not verify how LMX and organizational justice jointly explain IWB. In order to analyze the problem, a  survey was conducted on 201 employees of Polish firms. The analyses confirmed a  positive correlation between IWB and LMX (r = 0.38; p < 0.01), and between IWB and organizational justice (r = 0.36; p < 0.01). The obtained results confirmed the postulated research hypotheses. However, regression analyzes indicated that both independent variables introduced into the model, despite their significant mutual interrelation, do not cause an increase in the explanation of variance of the results for IWB. It was explained by suggesting that the chosen set of variables, in which one variable functions as a  mediator, does not explain IWB linearly, but structurally.

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innovative workplace behaviour (IWB); leader-member exchange (LMX); organizational justice

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/ijsr.2013.2.1-2.41
Data publikacji: 2013-07-14 00:00:00
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