THE EFFECT OF PRO-ENTREPRENEURIAL ARCHITECTURES AND RELATIONAL INFLUENCES ON INNOVATIVE BEHAVIOR IN A FLAT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
This research seeks to present and empirically examine a model of CE in a “flat” organizational structure. Building on the premise that proentrepreneurial architectures (PEA) – i.e., management support, work discretion, rewards, time availability for innovative activities and ease of development of cross-functional teams – facilitate innovative behavior, we contend that relational influences – i.e. leader-member exchange (LMX) relationships – also fundamentally impact innovative behavior, with creative self-efficacy (CSE) playing an mediating role for each. Tests of these relationships in a “flat,” IT company with the potential for innovation throughout the organization confirm the complementary role of LMX relationships but suggest the role of CSE may be more complex than postulated.
Schenkel, Mark and Brazeal, Deborah V.
"THE EFFECT OF PRO-ENTREPRENEURIAL
ARCHITECTURES AND RELATIONAL INFLUENCES ON
INNOVATIVE BEHAVIOR IN A FLAT ORGANIZATIONAL
Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship: Vol. 27:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://repository.ulm.edu/jbe/vol27/iss2/5