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Publication date: 5 October 2020

Sherine Al-Ahmad Chaar and Nasser Fathi Easa

This paper aims to examine the mediating role of knowledge sharing (KS) on the relationship between the transformational leadership (TL) and innovation in banks.

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to examine the mediating role of knowledge sharing (KS) on the relationship between the transformational leadership (TL) and innovation in banks.

Design/methodology/approach

Quantitative analysis was conducted by using the structural equations modeling with AMOS 24 to examine the influence of the mediating role of KS on the TL–innovation relationship. Data were collected from 310 employees at 27 banks in Lebanon.

Findings

The research highlights that leaders exhibiting transformational behavior were able to promote knowledge-sharing culture that enhances the generation of new ideas, products and processes. The findings confirmed that KS mediates the association of TL and innovation.

Practical implications

The findings point to how TL mobilizes employees to engage in innovative products and processes by encouraging a knowledge-sharing culture.

Originality/value

The research findings advance the understanding of how TL stimulates innovation and highlights the benefits gained by cultivating KS to generate more innovative outcomes.

Details

International Journal of Disruptive Innovation in Government, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2516-4392

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