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Psychological empowerment and support for innovation in Turkish manufacturing industry: Relations with individual creativity and firm innovativeness

Hülya Gündüz Çekmecelioglu and Gönül Kaya Özbag

Journal of East European Management Studies, 2016, vol. 21, issue 1, 10-34

Abstract: Creativity and innovation is generally considered to be one of the important factors in the competitiveness and success of organizations. The managers of an organization can positively affect individual creativity and firm innovativeness by supporting employees creative behaviour and also empowering employees. The current study, therefore, proposes and tests a structural model including four dimensions of psychological empowerment and support for innovation in predicting individual creativity and firm innovativeness. The model is tested on 181 managers at 48 Turkish manufacturing companies. The results suggest that support for innovation and all four of psychological empowerment dimensions have significant effects on employees which in turn increases firm innovativeness.

Keywords: psychological empowerment; support for innovotion; indiviual creativity; firm innovativeness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L20 O30 M12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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