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Sustainability 2018, 10(9), 3237; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093237

The Continuous Mediating Effects of GHRM on Employees’ Green Passion via Transformational Leadership and Green Creativity

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School of Business Administration, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110169, China
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School of Management, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
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School of Management, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310012, China
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Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China
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Received: 9 July 2018 / Revised: 21 August 2018 / Accepted: 7 September 2018 / Published: 10 September 2018
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Responding to environmental challenges is a new manifestation of innovation for organizations, which enables firms to gain competitive advantages by conducting innovative activities for not only themselves, but also for the whole society. In this context, much attention has been paid to “green creativity.” However, few studies have explored the impact of green creativity from the perspective of interactions between individuals and organizational contexts. Therefore, we aimed to explain the variance in employees’ green creativity by examining three factors outside the organizational context: transformational leadership, green human resource management (GHRM), and individual factors including employees’ green passion. Drawing from the ability–motivation–opportunity theory, we found that transformational leaders can inspire employees’ green passion through influencing GHRM, and ultimately positively affect employees’ green creativity. Data collected from two sources (employees and human resources managers) in medical firms in northeast China at two time points demonstrated the important effects of transformational leadership, GHRM, and employees’ green passion on green creativity, thus offering new theoretical insights and practical suggestions. View Full-Text
Keywords: transformational leadership; green human resource management; green passion; green creativity transformational leadership; green human resource management; green passion; green creativity
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Jia, J.; Liu, H.; Chin, T.; Hu, D. The Continuous Mediating Effects of GHRM on Employees’ Green Passion via Transformational Leadership and Green Creativity. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3237.

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