Perceptions of Adverse Work Conditions and Innovative Behavior: The Buffering Roles of Relational Resources

28 Pages Posted: 9 May 2016

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Dirk De Clerq

Brock University - Faculty of Business

Dimo Dimov

University of Bath

Imanol Belausteguigoitia

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Date Written: May 2016

Abstract

This study investigates how employees' perceptions of adverse work conditions might discourage innovative behavior and the possible buffering roles of relational resources. Data from a Mexican‐based organization reveal that perceptions of work overload negatively affect innovative behavior, but this effect gets attenuated with greater knowledge sharing and interpersonal harmony. Further, although perceived organizational politics lead to lower innovative behavior when relational resources are low, they increase this behavior when resources are high. Organizations which seek to adopt innovative ideas in the presence of adverse work conditions thus should create relational conduits that can mitigate the associated stress.

Suggested Citation

De Clercq, Dirk and Dimov, Dimo and Belausteguigoitia, Imanol, Perceptions of Adverse Work Conditions and Innovative Behavior: The Buffering Roles of Relational Resources (May 2016). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 40, Issue 3, pp. 515-542, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2776840 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/etap.12121

Dirk De Clercq (Contact Author)

Brock University - Faculty of Business ( email )

St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1
Canada

Dimo Dimov

University of Bath ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://dimodimov.me

Imanol Belausteguigoitia

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Av. Camino a Sta. Teresa 930
Col. Héroes de Padierna
Mexico City, D.F. 01000, Federal District 01080
Mexico

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