Leading to sustainable organizational unit performance: Antecedents and outcomes of executives' dual innovation leadership

Carmen Sabrina Lukoschek (First Author), Katherine R. Xin (Participant Author), Gisela Gerlach (Participant Author), Ruth Maria Stock (Participant Author)

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Abstract

According to ambidexterity theory, organizations must encourage innovation and ensure efficiency to achieve sustained organizational performance. Innovation scholars generally agree that leadership is a key determinant of innovation success, yet it remains unclear whether leader behaviors geared to drive innovation also contribute to efficiency. Building on research on leadership and innovation, we introduce executives' dual innovation leadership, consisting of two leader behaviors: fostering idea generation and fostering idea realization. The results from structural equation modeling, with data from 194 executives collected at two points in time, indicate the distinct impacts of fostering idea generation versus fostering idea realization on ambidextrous organizational unit outcomes. Moreover, the results reveal the relevance of executives' goal orientations as drivers of engagement in dual innovation leadership. The insights underscore the importance of refining existing leadership constructs in innovation contexts and provide implications for researchers and practitioners on how leadership can promote ambidextrous organizational outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-276
JournalJournal of Business Research
Volume91
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Corresponding author email

carmen.lukoschek@bwl.tu-darmstadt.de

Project name

Forderverein fur Marktorientierte Unternehmensfuhrung, Marketing und Personalmanagement e.V

Project sponsor

其他

Project No.

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Keywords

  • Ambidexterity
  • Goal orientations
  • Innovation
  • Leadership

Indexed by

  • ABDC-A
  • Scopus
  • SSCI

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