Perceptions of adverse work conditions and innovative behavior: the buffering roles of relational resources

Dirk De Clercq, Dimo Dimov, Imanol Belausteguigoitia

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Abstract

This study investigates how employees' perceptions of adverse work conditions might discourage innovative behavior and the possible buffering roles of relational resources. Data from a Mexican-based organization reveal that perceptions of work overload negatively affect innovative behavior, but this effect gets attenuated with greater knowledge sharing and interpersonal harmony. Further, although perceived organizational politics lead to lower innovative behavior when relational resources are low, they increase this behavior when resources are high. Organizations which seek to adopt innovative ideas in the presence of adverse work conditions thus should create relational conduits that can mitigate the associated stress.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-542
Number of pages28
JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Volume40
Issue number3
Early online date1 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016

Keywords

  • Sustainability

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