Keywords : Supervisor Support

Decentralization and Innovative Behavior: The Moderating Role of Supervisor Support

Mahlagha Darvishmotevali

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2019, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 31-45
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2019.60204

The importance of innovative behavior for organizational effectiveness has been wildly accepted. Spite of the importance of organizational structure to promote the innovative behavior, little is known regarding the decentralized system in service industry. In addition, the role of supervisor support in such circumstances is highly significant; however, the link between decentralization, supervisory support and innovation is not particularly clear. Therefore, the current study aims to examine the impact of decentralization on employees’ innovative behavior and also to investigate the moderating role of supervisor support in this process. Data was collected from 323 employees from five star hotels in North Cyprus. Structural equation modelling was applied to evaluate the measurements and model’s fit. The study hypotheses were tested using LISREL 8.54. The results revealed that decentralized system has a positive impact on employees’ innovative behavior. Moreover, moderating role of supervisory support in helping employees to achieve organizational innovative goals was significant. The existence of decentralization opens new opportunities for organizations and increases the innovative behavior among employees. Employees who have degree of freedom for decision-making and risk-taking within an organization are more creative, and will take the initiative to seek new and efficient ways and approaches of doing their jobs.

How Burnout Affects Turnover Intention? The Conditional Effects of Subjective Vitality and Supervisor Support


International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2018, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 47-60
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2018.60233

Although numerous researchers in the literature have tried to show that low levels of supervisory support contributing to job burnout and turnover, the moderating effects of supervisor support and subjective vitality on this interaction still keep unclarified. This paper examines the effect of burnout on turnover intention of 295 employees, who are employed in Turkish health sector. It is also aimed whether supervisor support and subjective vitality have moderating effects on job burnout-turnover intention relationship. The findings show that the two dimensions of burnout namely emotional exhaustion and depersonalization positively affects turnover intention. Moreover, the moderating effects of supervisor support and subjective vitality on the relationship between burnout (emotional exhaustion and depersonalization) and turnover intention are statistically significant. Specifically, the levels of subjective vitality and supervisor support increases, the burnout-turnover intention relationship gradually strengthens. Managerial applications and further research directions are provided.