—Achieving innovative organization has been the utmost agenda in every business operations recently. Thus, there is a need for a greater understanding of the leadership and organizational climate effect towards innovative work behaviour in work settings, particularly in R&D which involves creativity and innovation activities. The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between leadership practice and organizational climate effect and its mediating effect towards innovative work behaviour. Data from 125 R&D scientists of public agricultural agencies were used to assess leadership practices of their superiors, organizational climate and their innovative work behavior. Results suggested there was a significant relationship between organizational climate and innovative work behavior. This finding would enrich the previous studies across samples, criteria and settings. Implications of these findings are discussed.
—Innovative work behaviour, leadership practice and organizational climate.
The authors are with the Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Haris M. Noor and Bari’ah Dzulkifli, "Haris M. Noor and Bari’ah Dzulkifli," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 129-133, 2013.