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An Investigation of the Effects of Authentic Leadership on Individual Creativity: A Research within Packaging Sector

Ayşe Yeşim Doğanay Gül () and Merve Koçoğlu Sazkaya ()
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Ayşe Yeşim Doğanay Gül: School of Social Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey., Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Merve Koçoğlu Sazkaya: Faculty of Management, Department of Management and Organization, Istanbul, Turkey., Marmara Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Management Journal, 2020, vol. 0, issue 89, 1-22

Abstract: Leadership has a significant role in highly competitive business environment for the sustainable success of the organization. In this competitive environment, individual creativity as an important factor of innovation is getting more and more important for the success of organization as well. Within this context, in this study it is aimed to investigate the effects of authentic leadership on individual creativity. Within the scope of the study, the survey was conducted with 177 employees working in sales and sales support positions in a global packaging company. As a general purpose of this research, it was found that authentic leadership significantly affects individual creativity. Other purpose of this study is to determine the effects of authentic leadership subdimensions on individual creativity. The results of this study show that balanced processing and self-awareness significantly affects individual creativity. However, relational transparency and internalized moral perspective do not significantly affect on individual creativity.

Keywords: Authentic Leadership; Individual Creativity; Packaging Sector (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.26650/imj.2020.89.0001

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