Being Envied and Innovative Behavior: Testing the Mediating and Moderating Effects

  • 張 郁萱

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Since envy cannot avoid in the workplace and the being envied employee always the one who contribute more for the organization Hence the current study focusing on the perspective of being envied in exploring workplace envy instead of understanding people who feel envy towards others Different from previous researches we have an optimistic feeling towards the perception of being envy That is being envied employees would exhibit the beneficial behavior for the organization instead of hiding their talents We proposed two mechanisms - knowledge sharing and felt responsibility - bridge being envied and innovative behavior Also we further investigate the possible moderators between being envied knowledge sharing and felt responsibility Our model is tested by 217 supervisor-subordinate dyads from various industries in Taiwan such as manufacturing insurance and financing The result of present study indicates that both knowledge sharing and the sense of responsibility will arise when being envied by coworkers Moreover being envied is positively related to innovative behavior via felt responsibility This study sheds light on the how being envied by others influence one’s innovative behavior And confirmed that belief in a zero-sum game would influence the perception of being envied towards knowledge sharing
Date of Award2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorHsi-An Shih (Supervisor)

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