Title: The influence of entrepreneurial leadership on organisational innovation: mediating role of innovation climate

Authors: Muhammad Shahid Mehmood; Zhang Jian; Abdul Waheed

Addresses: Donlinks School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing, No. 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China ' Donlinks School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing, No. 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China ' Donlinks School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing, No. 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China

Abstract: Organisational innovation has been a widely studied area by diverse experts across the world because of its immense significance for firm's performance in order to achieve a competitive advantage. However, entrepreneurial leadership (EL) is an emerging leadership style which is still in the early stages both conceptually and theoretically. This study aims to explore the relationships between EL and organisational innovation (OI) with an intervening effect of innovation climate (IC). Data were collected from 279 respondents within textile sector of Pakistan. Data were analysed using four core statistical techniques, i.e., descriptive statistics, convergent validity test, discriminate analysis, and structural equation modelling. First, the results showed a positive effect between EL and OI. Second, the findings unveiled the positive association between EL and OI through mediating influence of IC. This study contributes to the leaderships' literature by highlighting the significance of entrepreneurial leadership performance mechanism for organisational innovation. Furthermore, this study offers several managerial and theoretical implications alongside future opportunities for practitioners and research scholars.

Keywords: entrepreneurial leadership; organisational innovation; innovation climate.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISCM.2019.101650

International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, 2019 Vol.11 No.1, pp.70 - 89

Available online: 13 Aug 2019 *

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