The Role of the Servant Leadership on the Relation between Ethical Climate Perception and Innovative Work

Mustafa Kemal Topcu, Ali Gursoy, Poyraz Gurson
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XVIII, Issue 1, 67-80, 2015
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/440


Globalization and changes in technology forced enterprises to adopt contemporary management approaches in order to gain a sustainable competitive edge. To this end, human resources gained a great interest as a managerial tool to sustain that advantage. While managers are expected to display appropriate leadership style and to create a suitable climate, employees are anticipated to display adaptive performance and innovative work behaviors. This study, therefore, aims at investigating the relationship among key variables for human capital management in terms of innovative practices. A survey is carried out with 254 employees in hospitality business in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and it is concluded that ethical climate perception has a positive effect on innovative work behavior. Furthermore, a mediation role of servant leadership on the relationship between ethical climate perception and innovative work behavior is observed.

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