Title: Antecedents of innovative work behaviour: a systematic review of the literature and future research agenda

Authors: Shahira El Alfy; Pranav Naithani

Addresses: Business Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah, UAE ' Business Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah, UAE

Abstract: The proposed research attempts to collect and critically analyse dispersed research on innovative work behaviours to offer a more comprehensive understanding and to highlight overlooked areas and issues. A systematic review is employed to explore the different factors affecting employees' innovative work behaviours. The research critically analyses existing research on innovative work behaviours and identifies the commonly studied factors that drive innovative work behaviours. Antecedents of innovative work behaviours are classified into institutional and employee related factors. A conceptual framework is developed based on extant research and theories that explain relationships between the studied groups of factors and IWB. The research uncovers gaps in the literature relevant to innovative work behaviours and recommends further research.

Keywords: innovative; work behaviours; literature review; antecedents; social exchange theory; social learning theory; leadership; organisation climate; systematic literature review; idea generation; idea search; idea communication; idea implementation.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2021.112082

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2021 Vol.17 No.1, pp.1 - 19

Received: 24 Oct 2019
Accepted: 04 Feb 2020

Published online: 15 Dec 2020 *

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