Determinants of Innovative Work Behaviour: Development and Test of an Integrated Model

9 Pages Posted: 12 May 2005

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N. Ramamoorthy

University of Houston - Victoria

Patrick Flood

Dublin City University

Tracy Slattery

Independent

Ron Sardessai

University of Houston - Victoria - School of Business Administration

Abstract

In this study, we developed and tested a causal model to predict innovative work behaviour (IWB) integrating the literatures on psychological contract, job design and organizational justice. Two hundred and four employees from Irish manufacturing organizations participated in the study, and we collected data using a survey questionnaire. The psychological contract variable of perceived obligation to innovate, job autonomy and pay showed direct effects on IWB. In addition, pay and job autonomy also had indirect effects on IWB through the mediating variable of psychological contract - perceived obligation to innovate. The organizational process of meritocracy, equity perceptions and procedural justice perceptions influenced IWB through the mediating variables of psychological contract, although none of these variables influenced IWB directly. Overall, the results indicated good support for the integrative model and provided support for the crucial role played by psychological contract in influencing IWB. Implications are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Ramamoorthy, N. and Flood, Patrick and Slattery, Tracy and Sardessai, Ron, Determinants of Innovative Work Behaviour: Development and Test of an Integrated Model. Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 142-150, June 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=722247

N. Ramamoorthy (Contact Author)

University of Houston - Victoria ( email )

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Patrick Flood

Dublin City University ( email )

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Tracy Slattery

Independent

Ron Sardessai

University of Houston - Victoria - School of Business Administration ( email )

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Sugar Land, TX 77479
United States
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