SAJMS - South Asian Journal of Management Sciences

The Effects of Supervisor Organizational Embodiment and Organizational Identification on the LMX-Creativity Relationship

At the intersection between psychology and human resources management, this study is conducted to attain two objectives. First, it aims at investigating the indirect relationship of leader-member exchange (LMX) relationships and creativity via organizational identification. Second, differences in LMX-creativity relationship via organizational identification are explored from a trajectory that highlights the moderating role of supervisor organizational embodiment. This study adopts a time-lagged data collection design. Participants, enrolled in the sample, are 411 subordinates, who are attached with 142 supervisors from Pakistan. Mediating role of organizational identification (OI) between LMX and creativity was confirmed by results. Results also confirmed the moderating effect of the supervisor organizational embodiment (SOE) on the indirect relationship between LMX and creativity via organizational identification.

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