Transformational leadership and employees’ innovative behaviors

9 February 2021 12:48

Transformational leadership and employees’ innovative behaviors

RaCE master Thesis: Is a transformational leadership approach is able to impact employees’ innovative behaviors? Carlo Pedretti

Carlo Pedretti. Private photo
Carlo Pedretti. Private photo

The inner aim of my Master Thesis was to investigate to what extent a transformational leadership approach is able to impact employees’ innovative behaviors.

In doing so, I considered a third variable, namely prosocial motivation.

Specifically, the latter has been taken into account from its state-like perspective and has been included in my study as a mediator, capable of explaining the aforementioned relationship.

From this standpoint, I afterwards tested the related research model within a Norwegian company operating internationally in the medical industry and driven by the prosocial mission of “helping save lives”.

Thanks to the statistical examination of data gathered through a survey strategy, I was able to corroborate the hypothesis proposing the existence of a positive impact of transformational leadership on employees’ innovative behaviors.

Moreover, I also found evidence supporting the idea that the previous impact was significantly mediated by workers’ state-like prosocial motivation.

Finally, in the conclusive chapters of the study I discussed its implications both theoretically and practically, as well as its limitations and future paths of analysis.

The thesis was written within the RaCE research project, which is a part of DIG.

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