Author: Susanne G. Scott and Reginald A. Bruce


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Abstract:The present study integrated a number of streams of research on the
antecedents of innovation to develop and test a model of individual
innovative behavior. Hypothesizing that leadership, individual problem-
solving style, and work group relations affect innovative behavior
directly and indirectly through their influence on perceptions of the
climate for innovation, we used structural equation analysis to test the
parameters of the proposed model simultaneously and also explored
the moderating effect of task characteristics. The model explained approximately
37 percent of the variance in innovative behavior. Task
type moderated the relationship between leader role expectations and
innovative behavior