New ways of working and intrapreneurial behaviour: the mediating role of transformational leadership and social interaction

Ruud Gerards*, Sanne van Wetten, Cecile van Sambeek

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Abstract

To promote innovativeness and efciency, an increasing number of frms have adopted New ways of working (NWW). However, it is not clear what efect NWW has on innovation-related outcomes, such as intrapreneurial behaviour. Therefore, we provide a frst investigation on the relation between the facets of NWW and intrapreneurial behaviour, while testing transformational leadership and co-worker social interaction as mediators. We use a sample of 254 employees of the Dutch working
population and apply the Preacher and Hayes’ (Behav Res Methods 40(3):879–891, 2008) bootstrap method for multiple mediation to test our hypotheses. We fnd that
NWW facets time- and location-independent work and management on output are positively related to intrapreneurial behaviour. In addition, we fnd that the relation
between a freely accessible open workplace and intrapreneurial behaviour is mediated by transformational leadership. However, we fnd no relationship between coworker social interaction and intrapreneurial behaviour and thus no mediating role for social interaction. Our research adds to the budding literature on the efects of
NWW and to the literature on the determinants of intrapreneurial behaviour. We conclude that implementation of several NWW facets and a transformational leadership style could help foster intrapreneurial behaviour among employees, and that future research that further enhances the measurement of the NWW facets and
investigates its confgurational efects on intrapreneurial behaviour is welcome.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages36
JournalReview of Managerial Science
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • employee entrepreneurship
  • intrapreneurial behaviour
  • new ways of working
  • social interaction
  • transformational leadership
  • INNOVATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • Intrapreneurial behaviour
  • New ways of working
  • Transformational leadership
  • MODEL
  • LIFE BALANCE SUPPORT
  • Social interaction
  • CREATIVITY
  • Employee entrepreneurship
  • INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
  • EMPLOYEE INTRAPRENEURSHIP
  • TRUST
  • HUMAN-RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTIFICATION

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