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How Does Positive Work-Related Stress Affect the Degree of Innovation Development?

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Departamento de Economía Financiera y Dirección de Operaciones, Universidad de Sevilla, 41018 Sevilla, Spain
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Departamento de Gestión Empresarial, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, 14004 Córdoba, Spain
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Facultad de Administración y Negocios, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Santiago 425, Chile
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Departamento de Administración de Empresas y Marketing, Universidad de Sevilla, 41018 Sevilla, Spain
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Department of Human Sciences, Università Europea di Roma, 00163 Roma, Italy
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(2), 520; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17020520
Received: 17 December 2019 / Revised: 8 January 2020 / Accepted: 10 January 2020 / Published: 14 January 2020
Many studies sustain that work-related stress exerts pervasive consequences on the employees’ levels of performance, productivity, and wellbeing. However, it remains unclear whether certain levels of stress might lead to positive outcomes regarding employees’ innovativeness. Hence, this paper examines how the five dimensions of work-related stress impact on the employees’ levels of innovation performance. To this aim, this study focused on a sample of 1487 employees from six Italian companies. To test the research hypotheses under assessment, we relied on the use of the partial least squares (PLS) technique. Our results reveal that, in summary, the stressors job autonomy, job demands, and role ambiguity exert a positive and significant impact on the employees’ levels of innovativeness. However, this study failed to find evidence that the supervisors’ support–innovation and colleagues’ support–innovation links are not statistically significant. View Full-Text
Keywords: work-related stress; innovation; partial least squares work-related stress; innovation; partial least squares
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Albort-Morant, G.; Ariza-Montes, A.; Leal-Rodríguez, A.; Giorgi, G. How Does Positive Work-Related Stress Affect the Degree of Innovation Development? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 520.

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