Title: The roles of transformational leadership, innovation climate, creative self-efficacy, and knowledge sharing in fostering employee creativity in the public sector in Vietnam

Authors: Khoa T. Tran; Phuong V. Nguyen; Nguyen Huynh Trung Pham; Xuan Anh Le

Addresses: The Center for Public Administration, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000, Vietnam ' The Center for Public Administration, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000, Vietnam ' The Center for Public Administration, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000, Vietnam ' The Center for Public Administration, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000, Vietnam

Abstract: Employee creativity significantly influences the growth of organisations. This study aims to investigate the influence of transformational leadership on fostering employee creativity through mediating factors, including innovation climate, knowledge sharing, and creative self-efficacy, in the public organisation context. This study used the snowball sampling approach to conduct a data survey of 461 respondents working in the public sector in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tests of the research hypotheses using the structural equation modelling approach show that transformational leadership does not influence employee creativity directly but indirectly by promoting employees' creative self-efficacy, knowledge sharing and innovation climate. The results provide managerial implications for encouraging employee creativity in the public sector. Limitations and opportunities for future research are also highlighted.

Keywords: employee creativity; knowledge sharing; innovation climate; public sector; transformational leadership; creative self-efficacy; Vietnam.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2021.116273

International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2021 Vol.11 No.2/3, pp.95 - 113

Received: 31 May 2019
Accepted: 21 Dec 2019

Published online: 06 Jul 2021 *

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