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The influence of transformational leadership and organizational identification on intrapreneurship


Managers play a vital role in encouraging and supporting the initiatives of individual employees to explore new opportunities, to develop new products or to improve work procedures for the benefit of the organization. This study examines the influence of manager leadership styles on employee intrapreneurial behavior and the mediating role of organizational identification. Partial Least Squares modeling was used to analyze the data from 186 employees belonging to several Spanish public and private organizations. The results show that transformational leadership has a positive impact on employee intrapreneurial behavior, whereas transactional leadership negatively influences it. Furthermore, these effects are found to be partially mediated by organizational identification.

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Moriano, J.A., Molero, F., Topa, G. et al. The influence of transformational leadership and organizational identification on intrapreneurship. Int Entrep Manag J 10, 103–119 (2014).

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  • Leadership
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Transformational
  • Identification