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Empowerment leadership as a predictor of expatriates learning goal orientation and creative work involvement

Hanan AlMazrouei (UAE University, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

International Journal of Organizational Analysis

ISSN: 1934-8835

Article publication date: 19 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between empowering leadership (IMP) and participative decision-making (PDM) and its effect on learning goal orientation (LGO) and creative work involvement (CWI) within the expatriate society of the UAE.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper suggests a theoretical model derived from survey responses gathered from expatriates used in multinational organizations located in the Jabal Ali Free Trade Zone of Dubai.

Findings

The results show that participative decision-making partially mediates the relationship between IMP and learning goal orientation. Furthermore, the results show that participative decision-making partially mediates the relationship between IMP and creative work involvement.

Originality/value

This research adds to the existing body of knowledge on international business by investigating the effects that PDMand IMP have on CWI and LGO of expatriates.

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Citation

AlMazrouei, H. (2021), "Empowerment leadership as a predictor of expatriates learning goal orientation and creative work involvement", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-08-2020-2366

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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