LINKING EMPOWERMENT AND CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT WITH INNOVATIVE BEHAVIOR: TESTING A MODERATING MODEL OF EMPLOYEE’S CREATIVE SELF-EFFICACY

Abdul Saboor, Muhammad Ilyas, Sumaira Rehman


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22555/pbr.v19i1.1259

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of
empowerment and capability development on employee’s innovative behavior. We also examine the moderating effect of worker’s creative self-efficacy. The software developers working in IT firms have been selected for this study. The data were collected randomly from200 software developers by using questionnaires. The results indicate that empowerment and capability development is significantly and positively related with employee’s innovative behavior. Furthermore, the analysis revealed that employee’s creative self-efficacy moderates
the empowerment and capability development relationship with
employee’s innovative behavior. The results of the study are novel and productive for the top management of the IT sector. The study provides insight into employee’s innovative behavior and suggests how organizations can boost innovations by empowerment is consistence with effective capability development programs.

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