Purpose: Drawing on both social exchange theory (SET) and social cognitive theory, this paper aims to theorize and empirically examine a moderated serial mediation model that investigates the underlying mechanism through which high-performance work practices (HPWPs) influence employee innovative behaviors. Design/methodology/approach: The hypotheses are tested on data collected from 182 Taiwanese subordinate-supervisor pairs. Hierarchical regression analyzes and bootstrapping were used to analyze the data. Findings: Findings indicate that employee's individually perceived HPWP is indirectly related to the implementation of workers' creative ideas via information exchange and creative idea generation sequentially. Additionally, the presence of creative coworkers will amplify this serial indirect effect. Originality/value: This study explicates the underlying theoretical logic linking employee perceived HPWP and individual innovation, i.e. the implementation of the worker's creative ideas by proposing a serial mediation effect. This study also emphasizes the importance of the presence of creative coworkers in the workplace.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management