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How Green Transformational Leadership Affects Green Creativity: Creative Process Engagement as Intermediary Bond and Green Innovation Strategy as Boundary Spanner

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School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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Sustainability 2020, 12(9), 3841; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093841
Received: 22 March 2020 / Revised: 19 April 2020 / Accepted: 5 May 2020 / Published: 8 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability in Learning and Creativity at Work)
Focusing on China’s steel industry, the effect of green transformational leadership on employee green creativity, its underlying mechanisms, and the conditions that govern the situation are examined. The sample analysis of 298 employees working with 46 supervisors from 23 companies indicates that green transformational leadership positively affects employee green creativity, and creative process engagement plays a mediating role in the relationship of green transformational leadership to employee green creativity. Moreover, the mediated role is moderated by green innovation strategy, which is used as a boundary spanner to affect the whole path linked by creative process engagement, so that this effect is strengthened when the level of green innovation strategy is high, rather than low. The results verify the hierarchical linear hypothesized model, which is helpful to sketch a more complete view of the relationship between green transformational leadership, creative process engagement, green innovation strategy, and green creativity, and to provide beneficial insights for innovative practice and the green management of steel enterprises. View Full-Text
Keywords: green transformational leadership; creative process engagement; green innovation strategy; green creativity green transformational leadership; creative process engagement; green innovation strategy; green creativity
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Zhang, W.; Xu, F.; Wang, X. How Green Transformational Leadership Affects Green Creativity: Creative Process Engagement as Intermediary Bond and Green Innovation Strategy as Boundary Spanner. Sustainability 2020, 12, 3841. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093841

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Zhang W, Xu F, Wang X. How Green Transformational Leadership Affects Green Creativity: Creative Process Engagement as Intermediary Bond and Green Innovation Strategy as Boundary Spanner. Sustainability. 2020; 12(9):3841. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093841

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Zhang, Wengang, Feng Xu, and Xuefeng Wang. 2020. "How Green Transformational Leadership Affects Green Creativity: Creative Process Engagement as Intermediary Bond and Green Innovation Strategy as Boundary Spanner" Sustainability 12, no. 9: 3841. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093841

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