Job Insecurity, Innovative Employee Behavior and Outcome Expectations

27 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2019

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Faranak Farzaneh

IPAG Business School

André Boyer

University of Nice -Sophia Antipolis (GRM, EA 4711); IPAG Business School

Date Written: May 27, 2019

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between job insecurity and innovative behavior. The authors hypothesize that job insecurity affects workers’ innovative behavior directly and indirectly through performance and image outcome expectations. Hypotheses were tested with a sample of 343 French workers. The results suggest that job insecurity decreases employees’ innovation as far as (a) expected positive performance outcomes and (b) expected image gains are concerned. We conclude that both scholars and organization need to concentrate on employees’ motivation to innovate in order to understand why job insecure employees refrain from engaging in innovative behavior.

Keywords: Job insecurity, innovative behavior, expected positive performance outcome, expected image gains, expected image risks

Suggested Citation

Farzaneh, Faranak and Boyer, André, Job Insecurity, Innovative Employee Behavior and Outcome Expectations (May 27, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract= or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3395005

Faranak Farzaneh (Contact Author)

IPAG Business School ( email )

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André Boyer

University of Nice -Sophia Antipolis (GRM, EA 4711) ( email )

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B.P. 70
Sophia Antipolis, 06560
France

IPAG Business School

4 bd Carabacel
Nice, 06000
France

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