This research examines the relationship in between empowering leadership and employee innovative performance, and tests the extent employee entrepreneurial orientation mediates on it. Supervisor employee dyadic study was conducted among seven factories across three provinces in China. The data analysis results supported the association between empowering leadership and employee innovative performance, the mediating effect of employee entrepreneurial orientation, and also the moderating effect of employee creative self-efficacy but not the moderating effect of employee openness. These findings enable us to better understand the mechanism by which an empowering leader influences employee innovative performance. It also explains how this process of influencing is subject to employees various individual characteristics.
|Title of host publication||BAM2019 Proceedings|
|Subtitle of host publication||Building And Sustaining High Performance Organisations During Uncertain Times|
|Publisher||British Academy of Management|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2019|