MY LEADER IS INNOVATIVE AND SO AM I: COLLECTIVISM AS A MODERATOR IN THE CONTEXT OF HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
This study has a purpose to examine the relationship between leader’s entrepreneurial ability and innovative work behavior, as well as the moderating effect of collectivism on that relationship. The unit of analysis was 317 hotels, each represented by a hotel manager. The data was processed using SEM-PLS. We found the result that leader’s entrepreneurial ability has positive effect on innovative work behavior. Collectivism is also revealed to have moderating effect on the relationship between leader’s entrepreneurial ability and innovative work behavior. The relationship is stronger when the hotel team has higher tendency towards collectivism. These findings add insights towards innovation literature, especially focus on seeing the innovative work behavior from the perspective of collectivist country such as Indonesia. This study provides empirical proof of the impact of collectivism towards the relationship between leadership and innovation which will be an interesting addition towards the organizational culture literature.
Collectivism, Hotel, Leader’s Entrepreneurial Ability; Innovative Work Behavior