Design leadership, work values ethic and workplace innovation: An investigation of SMEs in Thailand and Vietnam

Nuttawuth Muenjohn, Adela McMurray

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial aspects of Asian economic growth
Subtitle of host publicationHuman capital and the people side of progress
EditorsGordon Redding, Chris Rowley
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Chapter2
Pages30-42
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780203711705
ISBN (Print)9781138560291, 9780367892180
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This chapter was originally published in a special issue of the Asia Pacific Business Review (volume 23, issue 2 (April 2017)).

Keywords

  • leadership
  • innovation
  • work values ethic
  • WVE
  • SMEs
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

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