Title: Job crafting and innovative behaviour: examining mediation and moderation mechanism

Authors: Hina Ikram; Muhammad Qaiser Shafi; Iram Naz; Mehvish Ali

Addresses: Riphah School of Leadership (RSL), Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan ' Riphah School of Leadership (RSL), Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan ' Riphah School of Leadership (RSL), Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan ' Riphah School of Leadership (RSL), Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Abstract: The impact of entrepreneurial intentions on employee's behavioural aspects remains an area that seeks more attention in the 21st century. Based on the social cognitive theory, the current study investigates the impact of entrepreneurial leadership towards job crafting and innovative work behaviour through the mediating and moderating role of creative self-efficacy and entrepreneurial orientation, respectively. Thus, data were collected from 200 full time employees working in banks, based in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan. The data has been analysed using partial least square structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) and SPSS. The results reveal that entrepreneurial leadership significantly influences job crafting and innovative work behaviour. Moreover, entrepreneurial orientation was found to have a mediating role in the relationship between entrepreneurial leadership and job crafting, and innovative work behaviour. The results also show that creative self-efficacy strengthens the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and innovative work behaviour. This research study contributes to entrepreneurship and innovation literature by probing the role of entrepreneurial leadership in the augmentation of innovative work behaviour. Furthermore, it also suggests existing and prospective business leaders in identifying the key roles they can play to improve employees' innovative capabilities.

Keywords: entrepreneurial leadership; entrepreneurial orientation; creative self-efficacy; job crafting; innovative work.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTLID.2021.10039525

International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2021 Vol.13 No.2, pp.120 - 141

Received: 23 Aug 2020
Accepted: 20 Feb 2021

Published online: 20 Jul 2021 *

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