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ISSN: 2047-7031

bmd Business and Management Dynamics bmd
ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  2   Issue 8  2013  
Article Abstract
The Relationship between Pro-Innovation Organizational Climate, Leader-Member Exchange and Innovative Work Behavior: A Study among the Knowledge Workers of the Knowledge Intensive Business Services in Malaysia
Keywords:  Innovative Work Behavior, Pro-innovation Organizational Climate, Leader-member Exchange, Knowledge- Intensive Business Services, Knowledge Worker
Yeoh Khar Kheng and Rosli Mahmood
This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between pro-innovation organizational climate, leader-member exchange and innovative work behavior among the knowledge workers of the knowledge intensive business services in Malaysia. The innovative work behavior has a central role in the development of knowledge-intensive business services in Malaysia. It was previously reported that pro-innovation organizational climate and leader-member exchange to have a significant relationship with innovative work behavior of employees in various business sectors. However, not all support the notion that organizational climate and leader-member exchange correlates with innovative work behavior. Some of the researchers concluded the relationship is rather weak. This makes it even more interesting to include organizational climate and leader-member exchange in the research framework of the model of innovative work behavior in Malaysia. A quantitative method was utilized and data were collected using mail survey. A total of 1520 questionnaires were distributed and 310 deemed usable for analysis using SPSS, resulted in 20.6 % response rate. The results revealed that there was a significant relationship between pro-innovation organizational climates, leader-member exchange with the innovative work behavior of knowledge workers. Discussions of the results and its implications are discussed.
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