This study established a new three-dimensional model identifying the relationship between design leadership, workplace values ethic (WVE) and workplace innovation. Based on an analysis of 696 usable questionnaires distributed among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand and Vietnam, our results revealed that WVE influences leadership behavior. In addition, design leadership has a significant effect on the four dimensions of workplace innovation, thus confirming an interactionist theory perspective. Furthermore, examining the under-researched Thai and Vietnamese SME context, the findings indicated that the relationship between WVE and workplace innovation, is mediated by leadership behavior. In this way, the study extends the design leadership, innovation and values literatures.
|Title of host publication||Social aspects of Asian economic growth|
|Subtitle of host publication||Human capital and the people side of progress|
|Editors||Gordon Redding, Chris Rowley|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||13|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138560291, 9780367892180|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Bibliographical noteThis chapter was originally published in a special issue of the Asia Pacific Business Review (volume 23, issue 2 (April 2017)).
- work values ethic