Entrepreneurial Leadership And Innovative Work Behavior: Investigating The Mediating Role Of Perceived Self-Efficacy
The primary goal of this paper is to reveal the relationship between entrepreneurial leadership and innovative work behavior. Besides this, it is intended to explore whether there is a mediating role of perceived self-efficacy on that relationship. In order to scrutinize these relationships, a quantitative research was conducted on a carefully selected sample of 174 employees from two medium-sized firms operating in information and technology sector. According to the results obtained by analysing data acquired, it is observed that, entrepreneurial leadership has a positive effect on innovative work behavior. Moreover, perceived self-efficacy plays a partial mediator role on the relationship between entrepreneurial leadership and innovative work behavior. By the help of this paper, the importance of the effects of entrepreneurial leadership and self-efficacy beliefs on innovative work behavior of employees is understood.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial leadership, Innovative work behavior, Perceived self-Efficacy