Keywords : Leader-member exchange (LMX)
International Journal of Organizational Leadership,
2012, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 33-44
An increasing number of organizations are turning to knowledge based organizations. Thus, theses firms pay attention to innovation and creativity more and more. Therefore, this study focused on the mediating role of organizational forgetting in the LMX- creative work involvement relationship. Data (N= 418) collected in knowledge based organizations in north of Iran and confirmed our assumptions on the mediating role of organizational forgetting. The indirect relationship between LMX and creative work involvement through organizational forgetting was stronger than direct effect. Our findings, point to the importance of considering the leader-member relationship and organizational forgetting issues for increasing employees’ creative work involvement.