The moderating role of knowledge sharing and mediating role of employee creative self-efficacy on the association of empowering leadership and employee creativity Online publication date: Fri, 12-Nov-2021
by Muhammad Arshad; Chen Kun Yu; Aneela Qadir; Waqar Ahmad; Changwen Xie
International Journal of Management Practice (IJMP), Vol. 14, No. 6, 2021
Abstract: The study's purpose is to explore the relationship among empowering leadership (EL) and employee creativity through knowledge sharing and employee creative self-efficacy. A standard questionnaire is distributed among 352 employees and their leadership for data collection of the study. The study participants are taken from top management, including lower-level employees working in the telecommunication industry. We analyse data using the structural equation modelling technique. The results show that empowering leadership significantly affect employees' creativity and creative self-efficacy mediates the relation between empowering leadership and employee creativity and knowledge sharing to strengthen empowering leadership and employee creativity relationships. Our findings explain that leadership has a strong role in employees' creativity. Additionally, the implications of the study inform practitioners to investigate this phenomenon in other areas.
Online publication date: Fri, 12-Nov-2021
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