Authentic Leadership and Creativity : The Role of Regulatory-focused Behaviors and Power Sources

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings
EditorsGuclu Atinc
PublisherAcademy of Management
Pages1-30
Volume2017 (No. 1)
ISBN (Electronic)2151-6561
ISBN (Print)0065-0668
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Conference

Title77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (2017 AOM)
PlaceUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period4 - 8 August 2017

Abstract

The topics of leadership and creativity have attracted considerable interest from both practitioners and academics. While this linkage has been examined, few studies have investigated the association of other contextual factors between these two concepts. This paper tests a model where authentic leadership influences student creativity through students’ regulatory-focused behaviors (promotion vs. prevention), and examines the moderating role of three leadership power sources in the relationships between authentic leadership and promotion-/prevention-focus. Based on 298 supervisor-student dyads, we found that: (1) students’ promotion-focused behavior mediates the relationship between authentic leadership and their creativity; (2) all leadership power sources (position, personal and relational) moderate the relationship between authentic leadership and promotion-focus; and (3) surprisingly, the interactive effect of position power and authentic leadership also increases students’ prevention-focused behavior. This paper provides theoretical implications to researchers and managerial hints to educators and practical managers how to nurture promising creative behavior at work.

Research Area(s)

  • Regulatory focus theory, promotion- and prevention-focus, Authentic leadership, Power sources, creativity

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Citation Format(s)

Authentic Leadership and Creativity : The Role of Regulatory-focused Behaviors and Power Sources. / Shang, Yufan; Chong, Melody P M; Xu, Jun.

Academy of Management Proceedings. ed. / Guclu Atinc. Vol. 2017 (No. 1) Academy of Management, 2017. p. 1-30.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review