Employees’ Creative Behavior: The Role of Organizational Climate in Malaysian SMEs

  • Moghimi S
  • Devi Subramaniam I
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Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to determine the influence of organizational climate on employee's creativity and innovation which is a competitive advantage for success and survival of organizations nowadays. More specifically the study looked at the different dimensions that constitute organizational climate and examined the relationship between them and employees' creative behavior. This study also determined which among the dimensions of organizational climate could be the best predictor of employees' creative behavior. The research design was a quantitative approach, and a survey method was used to collect data. The structured questionnaire as a research instrument was distributed among Malaysian SMEs, performing in different economic sectors. A total of 100 employees constituted the sample; we collected 61 completed usable questionnaires. The data were analyzed with statistical package for social science (SPSS). The results of this study illustrate that organizational climate has significant influence on employees' creative behavior. According to the results, among the different dimensions of organizational climate, providing resources were the best predictors of employee's creative behavior which followed by mission clarity and leaders' support. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Moghimi, S., & Devi Subramaniam, I. (2013). Employees’ Creative Behavior: The Role of Organizational Climate in Malaysian SMEs. International Journal of Business and Management, 8(5). https://doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v8n5p1

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